Since 1996 Volume XXIV

The Aesthetic and Poetry of Katya Ganeshi
a Review by Mary Barnet


Katya Ganeshi is an internationally known poet. A familiar name all over the Eur-Asian continent, she is an upholder of political freedom everywhere. Katya Ganeshi (Blond Beast) is a well-known Russian poetess. She is founder of a new literary style "Overaggressive Masterpiecism". The edition of her book "Blond Beast" has brought to her popularity in all societies of vanguard and literary associations in Moscow. In poetry Katya Ganeshi continues to develop the philosophical ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and Azsacra Zarathustra, and also the aesthetic ideas of Arno Breker. Beauty of a human body and spirit in Absolute Break, and Spiritual War – these are the basic themes of her poetry.


Michele C. Cone, in artnet states that shewas living in Paris on a fellowship, writing my Ph.D. thesis on the visual arts in France during the Occupation”. Breker figured in her research for several reasons. “First, because of that famous picture of Hitler flanked by Breker and Albert Speer in front of the Eiffel Tower, a photo taken shortly after Paris had been occupied by the Nazis in June 1940. It turned out that Breker had lived and worked in Paris in the 1920s, and his knowledge of the city made him a natural guide for Hitler. Second, because of the show of his bombastic sculpture at the Jeu de Paume in occupied Paris in 1942. Third, because Breker had sculpted portrait heads of at least three well-known French artists, all of whom were later tagged as collaborators -- Aristide Maillol, Jean Cocteau and Andre Derain. And fourth, because of a memoir he had recently published in which he spoke of having intervened with Hitler to save certain French personalities in danger during the Occupation.”


Despite being an inspiring poet, we do well to remember that her aesthetic is from the same inspiration as the Nazi’s. But, contrary to the perfect Aryan of Hitler, Ganeshi speaks of the war between the perfect body and the spirit. And she is, after all a gymnast, teacher of gymnastics to the young, and a volunteer : saving birds.


One of her other mentors Azsacra Zarathustra is inspired the following :

The merely human will seek these men out for destruction as they fear them, as they fear Gods or Devils. This is the 


Curse of a Magus and Spiritual Revolutionary.

“Ich bin ein Teil von jener Kraft,
die stets das Bose will und stets das Gute schafft.

“I am part of that force that would always desire the Evil,
yet would always work the good.

(J.W. von Goethe, Faust I, Scene 5)


Upon closer examination this is Original Man!


This is a lady most oppressors find objectionable because she speaks of Resistance and Revolution. Some of her philosophical inspiration is, though, the same as that of right-wing philosophies, White Supremacists at that. But in actuality, we must see in Katya Ganeshi : the creation from evil of Good ; the nexus of Good and Evil !

I quote her poem ending with an image of the ‘GOD’ of the Old Testament :





Female animal is given to Force!

From a bed crawl away servants:

When He gives wings —

Cuts off hands!

Unconcerned with

Carrion of Hyenas

Without «I» is — I! —

I — the Lioness Opened & dissected


Devil ascending throne should die


Look —

Light of Force hasn’t died away:

God opens the great Eye,

But pulls out an eye!



Katya is the “Lioness [who causes the] Devil ascending [his] throne [to] die.”


Her poem finishes with what can also be seen as “the great Eye” of the Buddha ! Or the Hindu Goddess Shiva ! Encompassing ALL, but contrary to this poem, Buddha ending in PEACE, in my mind more desirable, if not always more necessary than Resistance or Revolution.

Her books are something special and worth a read !

by Mary Barnet


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