The “Skomorokhs” by I. A. Bunin: two versions of one poem

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Anton V. Bakuntsev

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Chair of Editing, Publishing and Informatics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: History of Journalism

In the article we examine two versions of I. A. Bunin`s poem “The Skomorokhs” (1915; 1921). The author of the article covers the story of their origin, develops the comparative analysis of their form and content, points out their publicistic and satirical nature. In the article both versions of the poem are presented, moreover the second one is published for the first time in Russia.

Keywords: I. A. Bunin, The Skomorokhs, poem, versions, satire