Campfire songs accompanied by a hoarse guitar remain in demand in modern conditions. Clubs of amateur performers still operate in big cities. Anatoly Kulagin has been studying the origins of this movement for many years.
Much has been said and written about the origins of the origin of the author's song. But this does not mean that the topic is over. A generation of grandchildren again turns to the songs of bygone eras and continues to reflect on the meaning of simple rhymes and accords. When asked why love for these old words is not erased by time, there is no single answer. Anatoly Valentinovich Kulagin devoted his entire adult life to the study of the work of songwriters. No, he did not perform on stage and "did not sing songs until the morning by the extinguished fire." For the most part, he worked in the quiet of libraries.
The future doctor of philological sciences was born on July 11, 1958 in the family of a military pilot. At that time, my father was serving in distant Karelia. Two years later, the Kulagins returned to their native Kolomna. Mother went to work at school as a math teacher. My father continued to test aircraft at a local airfield. In the memory of the child about the northern places, nothing really survived. When Valentin was seven years old, he was enrolled in a regular high school. He studied well. He took part in social and sports events. Kulagin's favorite subjects were history and literature.
Teacher and researcher
In 1979, Kulagin received a higher philological education at the Kolomna Pedagogical Institute. He taught literature at one of the rural schools. I saw with my own eyes how the children live in the village. He returned to his native department, where he took up teaching and research activities. In graduate school, he will write a monograph on the peculiarities of the poetry of Alexander Pushkin. In 1985 Anatoly Valentinovich defended his Ph.D. thesis on this topic. After that, he was appointed dean of the philological faculty at his own institute.
In the early 90s, when all ideological restrictions were lifted, Kulagin took up a topic that had interested him for many years. He began to analyze the work of famous Soviet bards: Vysotsky, Galich, Okudzhava. There was no official ban on the distribution of the works of these authors in the Soviet Union. But there were unspoken instructions. In 1999 Anatoly Kulagin defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic "Evolution of the literary work of Vladimir Vysotsky." On the basis of this monograph, the author wrote several artistic and educational books for a youth audience.
Prospects and personal life
Anatoly Kulagin's administrative career has developed consistently. He served as an associate professor and then head of the department. He worked as the dean of the profile faculty. Kulagin wrote almost two dozen books that instantly became bibliographic rarities.
The personal life of a scientist and teacher is of no interest to tabloid journalists. He has been legally married since a young age. The wife teaches Russian at the same institute. The husband and wife raised and raised two children - a son and a daughter.