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The article analyzes the little-known poem by Wilhelm Kuchelbecker "Ahasver"; it is noted that for Kuchelbecker as a whole the approach to the popular perception of the world was characteristic of Christian and Orthodox worldview, which is very significant of the idea of humility and repentance. This was clearly manifested in his experiments on the creation of large problematic works rich in philosophical content. One can say that Kuchelbecker’s work of 1830–1840-ies is imbued with religious life-world to some extent.


Romanticism, Apocrypha, philosophical poetry, biblical motives, the wandering Jew, intertextuality, motives of repentance, the image of Christ, theomachy