PBC0100: despair at exile

PBC 100 expresses non-Bolshevik writers’ feelings of despair at the abandonment of their homeland and of alienation at exile abroad. Poems with this PBC display a common sorrow for their lost homeland following the Bolshevik coup in October, 1917. As, for example, one of them says his forever farewells, his world is split into “home” (dom) and “foreign land” (chuzhoi krai) (W220), a divide that only breeds longing for one’s birthplace, distant over both epic time and space.


“  I crumple the map in my hands…  ”

–  Bogorodskii