Markelova Olga

Poetry of William Heinesen: „The Dark Sun“ (1936)

Markelova Olga (2020) "Poetry of William Heinesen: „The Dark Sun“ (1936) ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia III : Filologiia, 2020, vol. 62, pp. 133-158 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIII202062.133-158


This publication contains translations into Russian of the poetry of the prominent Danish-Faroese poet William Heinesen (1900–1991), namely his fi fth collection of poems, “The Dark Sun”. This book marks an important moment in his creative work, as both its poetical forms and its worldview are diff erent from his early poetry; it introduces the formal and thematical aspects of his later poetry and prose. “The Dark Sun” fits well in the picture of the Danish modernist poetry of the 1930s with its social engagement and reaction to the actual events, but has very little in common with the Faroese poetry of the same period, where the landscape and philosophical poems prevail.


William Heinesen, lyrical poetry of the 1930s, Faroese poetry, Danish poetry


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Information about the author

Markelova Olga

Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Philology;
Place of work: independent researcher;
ORCID: 0000-0003-3640-4886;
Email: tysdagur@mail.ru.

*According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.