Some Possibilities of Russian Combinatorial Literature

Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 305–310 Regular Papers


The author presents a number of Russian poetic texts based on formal combinatorial techniques thus demonstrating perspectives for experimental literature. The examples provided include new techniques as well as modified versions of well-known techniques from the past. These examples refute the notations that the Russian language is not suited for formal experimentation and that these experiments lead to word game poetry exclusively. Formal restrictions can be instruments of Russian poetry.