PBC0251: rejection of patriarchy

PBC 251 conveys a complex rejection by a peasant poet of the rural patriarchal order. It is complex because while it expresses weariness with village life (W185), works using this PBC apprehend no new order, only wandering and banditry (W195). Some uses of PBC 251 also suggest nostalgia for “bright blue Rus’,” while also insisting on leaving it and going on the road (W186).


“  I crumple the map in my hands…  ”

–  Bogorodskii