Did Alexander Pushkin write obscene poems?
All those who are interested in Pushkin’s work have probably heard more than once that many works rich in profanity are attributed to the great poet.
It would seem that all his poems and poems are re-read up and down. Although the in-depth study of Pushkin's work can really highlight a number of works, where some expressions are replaced by dots. In some sources, you can even find statements where Alexander Sergeevich is positioned as "the genius of the abusive word."
People's poet Alexander Pushkin
Pushkin always considered himself a folk poet. Therefore, it is quite possible that in his works the mat was used as a full-fledged part of the language, which allows you to express the full power of the Russian word. Many poets of the "Pushkin" era wrote their works, adhering to the framework of the existing poetic traditions. And Alexander Sergeevich sharply stood out among them with the sharpness of the word and genuine emotion.Many researchers of Russian poetry say that from a young age he skillfully used strong expressions in small verses and epigrams. Some of them even entered into compilations of essays - “A violinist once came to the castrato”, “The life cart”, etc. Pushkin himself called obscene expressions “Russian title”. So, sending the text of the poem "The cart of life" in a letter to Vyazemsky, he writes: "You can type by omitting the Russian title."
In modern philology, studies of non-traditional works of the poet are said to be reluctant. In fact, there is no clear confirmation that the swearing verses belong to Pushkin’s pen. While studying Pushkin’s personal correspondence, it becomes clear that he is quite adept at using profanity in everyday life. It is believed that the original mate is present in many well-known works that were subsequently subjected to strict censorship.
Power of censorship
The use of the mat in public publications, which can fall into the hands of even a schoolboy, is unacceptable. Considering that the study of Pushkin’s creativity begins at the school bench, the printing of works in the original is considered unacceptable. Many poems by Alexander Sergeevich are still under strict censorship.
At one time, the great poet used obscene vocabulary in both journalistic and lyric works, including the well-known “Boris Godunov”. In one of his letters he writes: “Everything is beautiful; It’s a pity for one - folk scenes were released in my Boris, but French and domestic swearing ... ”
Modern philologists interpret obscene language in Pushkin's poems in different ways. Alexander Sergeyevich himself spoke on this subject as follows: “If you have already come to the tavern, then do not be angry - what is the company, is the conversation ...”.