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He used to be really a grasp of speedy, staccato meters. All his most sensible poems are involved both with the lurid romance of oriental struggle or with the bleak depression of his ruined existence. His most renowned poems are the remarkably powerful music of the Sailor Doomed to damage (or quite, "in the method of being wrecked"), in lively, three-syllabled traces, and The track of the Captive Iroquois-bound to the stake and flippantly expecting the protracted loss of life his captors are getting ready for him. KOLTSOV probably the most attention-grabbing advancements of the thirties was once the end result of the college of literary folks tune within the paintings of Kolts6v. The culture of the unreal folks track is going again to the eighteenth century. within the twenties 130 A background OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE it used to be dropped at extra perfection by way of the flexible D6lvig, whose exquisitely synthetic "Russian songs" (as the style used to be referred to as) have been the preferred a part of his paintings. much less synthetic and extra spontaneous are the attractive songs of Nicholas Grig6rievich Tsyganov (1797-1831), a wandering actor and the son of a serf. He had no touch with literary circles, and, even though the shape of his "Russian songs" relies at the literary, now not at the oral culture, their spirit is really renowned and "folklore. " they're personative, so much of them positioned within the mouth of a lady. Their symbolism, their imagery, their unsentimental sentiment, are all completely renowned and Russian. They have been released posthumously in 1834, just a yr ahead of the booklet of the 1st e-book of Kolts6v. Alexey Vasilievich Kolts6v used to be born in 1809 in Vor6nezh (South important Russia). His father used to be a wholesale livestock broker, and Kolts6v spent a lot of his boyhood and adolescence within the Don steppes, accompanying his father's herds to far-off markets. His. schooling used to be desultory. His early verses attracted the eye of Stankevich, the recognized head of the idealist circle, who brought Kolts6v to his Moscow associates. This ended in a long-lasting friendship among Kolts6v and Bellnsky. In 1835 a primary ebook of songs through Kolts6v was once released, which used to be universally greeted with nice heat. After that, Kolts6v persevered dwelling in Vor6nezh, handling his father's enterprise and coming to Moscow and Petersburg purely in reference to his father's complaints. Kolts6v was once a guy of tact and dignity, and his proficient and noble acquaintances hugely widespread his personality. those characteristics are consistently found in his beautiful letters, that are additionally outstanding for the forged good judgment displayed in them. He shared the beneficiant aspirations of his idealist pals, even though he by no means fairly misplaced the sensible feel and potency of the Russian tradesman. yet he felt lonely and depressing in Vor6nezh. His kin along with his father, a egocentric, despotic, and unimaginative bourgeois, went from undesirable to worse, and steadily his kin existence turned a hell to him. He used to be kept from it by way of unexpected dying in 1842. He had nearly ceased to jot down after 1840. Kolts6v's poetry falls into 3 special sections: his makes an attempt, mainly belonging to the interval ahead of 1835, to put in writing within the authorized literary kind of the P6shkin and pre- THE AGE OF G6GOL 13t PUshkin university; his "Russian Songs"; and the philosophical meditations ( dumy) of his final years.