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A micro-analysis of “Как давно я топчу, видно по каблуку”

Oct 31st, 2013 | By

We want to demonstrate by way of micro-analysis how a poetic-ontological and indexical mode of thinking develops in this poem, as though Brodsky discovered this mental region of the human being poetically. That Brodsky’s poems display a mark of a poetic ontologism [ontological poetry] is both postulated and microanalytically demonstrated here. According to Brodsky, it is both possible and necessary that a new ontology should emerge from language and logos. This new ontology can exist only in poetic form. For Brodsky, there can be no other new ontology than the poetic.


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