Zlochevskaya A.V. The Newest Researches of Czech Slavists in Russian-Polish Literary Connections
The article explores the works of several Czech Slavicists of Ostrava University (Czech Republic) on Russian-Polish literatury contacts in particular, two recently-published monographs. Both books are distinctive for their original comparative approaches. The monograph of 2015 explores Polish and Russian song-poetry, while the book of 2017 studies the literary essays of Russian and Polish Symbolism. Through wide range of materials, the first monograph describes and analyzes contemporary Russian and Polish song-poetry, showing parallels with Czech and Slovak song-poetry as well. This work is as original in its theoretical approach, as it is unique for covering a great gap in the academic studies. It examines wide range of issues, including the distinctive features of texts and the musical basis of song-poetry, the genesis and variation of genres, the individual manner of performing, et al. The other collective monograph represents the evolution of Russian and Polish symbolism as coherent and integral conceptual vector, describing its ascent from decadence to theurgy.