DOI: 10.24411/2470-1262-2020-10088


The present article is a comparative study of selected poetry of two different authors, the Russian Bulat Okudzhava and the American Bob Dylan, who, through the common language of poetry and song, comprehensible to everyone, could express their thoughts and feelings and lead many people to value the ideals of freedom and humanism.Drawing from various theoretical approaches to the concept of the lyrical “I” and its manifestation in poetry, we have tried to analyze the images of the lyrical “I” characteristic of the poetry of Okudzhava and Dylan.Bulat Okudzhava and Bob Dylan belong to different countries and cultures, but share a love of poetry and music. They are the pioneers of the art/ authors’ song phenomenon in their respective countries. Two bodies, one soul — Soviet / Russian Dylan (Bulat Okudzhava) and American Bulat from Duluth (Bob Dylan), have written songs in a wide variety of genres and have had a huge impact on the culture in their countries.

Keywords: Poet, authors’ song, Bulat Okudzhava, Bob Dylan, Lyrical self, comparative analysis   


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Information about the authors:

Neelakshi Suryanarayan (Delhi, India) – Dr., Head of the Department, Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Delhy. Gaurav Mor (Delhy, India) – Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Delhy.

For citation: Suryanarayan Neelakshi, Gaurov Mor, (2020). The Image of the Lyrical “I” in the Works  of Bulat Okudjava and Bob Dylan.  Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science  Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020), pp. 32-43  (in USA)