Ronald E. Peterson's A History of Russian Symbolism PDF

By Ronald E. Peterson

ISBN-10: 9027215340

ISBN-13: 9789027215345

The period of Russian Symbolism (1892-1917) has been referred to as the Silver Age of Russian tradition, or even the second one Golden Age. Symbolist authors are one of the maximum Russian authors of this century, and their actions helped to foster some of the most major advances in cultural existence (in poetry, prose, tune, theater, and portray) that has ever been obvious there. This publication is designed to function an advent to Symbolism in Russia, as a circulate, a creative technique, and an international view. the first emphasis is at the heritage of the move itself. consciousness is dedicated to what the Symbolists wrote, stated, and idea, and on how they interacted. during this context, the most actors are the authors of poetry, prose, drama, and feedback, yet area can be dedicated to the $64000 connections among literary figures and artists, philosophers, and the intelligentsia regularly. This wide, unique and balanced account of this era will function a typical reference paintings an inspire additional study between students and scholars of literature.

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28 The charges from both sides contain an element of truth, and one cannot maintain that Bryusov's book was his definitive statement on the subject of art. On this quick trip to the capital, Bryusov also met other leading figures, most notably Minsky (who seemed like a spider to Bryusov), Sologub, Ivan Bunin (later Nobel Prize laureate), Vladimir Hippius (a poet and scholar related to Zinaida; he later taught at the Tenishev School in Petersburg), and other figures, mostly from the older generation.

16 She also sent travel notes from Taormina in Sicily, in addition to poetry. 18 This novel shows her interest in religious topics and the importance of love. 40 A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN SYMBOLISM Merezhkovsky was also inclined to print his fiction in different journals. 20 In this work, he praises Dostoevsky, whom he labels a "seer of the spirit," and shows his disdain for Tolstoy's religious views. After a visit to Yasnaya Polyana, where Merezhkovsky had an opportunity to meet the person he described as the "seer of the flesh," he softened his previously critical stance toward Tolstoy somewhat.

In his conclusion to this brief introduction, he asks other poets who agree with his views to send in their poetry for future publications. The book was quickly attacked in a newspaper, but Bryusov was singled out for a little praise. 31 Bryusov prefaced this volume with a letter to an imaginary charming female reader and gave a more serious explanation of what Symbolism meant to him. He called it the "poetry of hints" and felt that it would occupy a leading place in Russian literature (a prediction that indeed came true a little over ten year later).

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