THE IMAGE OF RUSSIA IN IOSIF BRODSKY’S CREATIVE WORK
Podgorskaya Anna Vyacheslavovna Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University
Abstract. The article is devoted to analyzing the evolution of the image of Russia in Iosif Brodsky’s poetry and prose. The analysis of most typical (in the chosen aspect) texts is conducted from the viewpoint of their endowment with the unique "signs" of Russian culture. The author concludes that for Brodsky the only form of patriotism is the language, which fills the emptiness of space and imparts meaning to existence. The paper traces the implementation of the image of Russia through a number of motives, the basic of which are the motives of memory, exile, Empire. An "imperial" approach to interpreting the image of Russia continues the traditions of Russian classical literature, and in this aspect Empire is not only tyranny as an instrument of state suppression system, but also great power - cultural formation linked together not by military force but by a common language. In this aspect Brodsky’s image of Russia is inseparable from its culture, literature and fits the Russian inter-text.