Creativity and Myth Making in Moscow Texts by A.S. Dolmatov

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The article deals with the problems of creativity and myth making in the Moscow texts by A. Dolmatov. The research is aimed at studying the author’s ideas about his lyrical hero and the formation of the narrator’s self-portrait. A. Dolmatov’s texts are dedicated to Moscow and the urban way of life, since it is the “Moscow theme” that is the sense-making component in the writer’s work. The article presents a brief history of rap poetry formation in Russia in the XXI century. The main features of problematics and poetics of A. Dolmatov’s texts are analyzed. The task is to trace the evolution of the author’s ideas on poetics and the meaning of rap as a genre of literature. The relationship of Dolmatov’s lyrical hero with the city of roads, Moscow, defines the development of the author’s work in alternative poetry of the 21 century.


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Aleksandra A. Zhukova

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Author for correspondence.
Email: alix_zhukova@mail.ru
1 Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor, Department of the Russian Language for Foreign Students, Faculty of Philology

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