A History of Russian Symbolism (Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe 29)

A History of Russian Symbolism (Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe 29)

By: Ronald E. Peterson (author)Hardback

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The era of Russian Symbolism (1892-1917) has been called the Silver Age of Russian culture, and even the Second Golden Age. Symbolist authors are among the greatest Russian authors of this century, and their activities helped to foster one of the most significant advances in cultural life (in poetry, prose, music, theater, and painting) that has ever been seen there. This book is designed to serve as an introduction to Symbolism in Russia, as a movement, an artistic method, and a world view. The primary emphasis is on the history of the movement itself. Attention is devoted to what the Symbolists wrote, said, and thought, and on how they interacted. In this context, the main actors are the authors of poetry, prose, drama, and criticism, but space is also devoted to the important connections between literary figures and artists, philosophers, and the intelligentsia in general. This broad, detailed and balanced account of this period will serve as a standard reference work an encourage further research among scholars and students of literature.

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Contents

1. Foreword; 2. Preface; 3. 1. Introduction; 4. 2. The Beginnings of Symbolism in Russia, 1892-1895; 5. Merezhkovsky and Hippius; 6. Sologub; 7. Balmont; 8. Bryusov and The Russian Symbolists; 9. 3. Individualism and Decadence, 1896-1898; 10. The First Wave Continues; 11. Decadence; 12. 4. Scorpio Rising: Modernism in Art and Literature, 1899-1903; 13. Solovyov and Nietzsche; 14. Anthologies at the Turn of the Century; 15. The World of Art; 16. Religious-Philosophical Meetings and Novyi Put'; 17. Skorpion; 18. Severnye Tsvety; 19. Grif; 20. Annensky; 21. The Second Wave: Bely, Ivanov, Blok; 22. The Symbolists in 1902-1903; 23. October, 1903; 24. 5. Symbolism as a Unified Movement, 1904-April, 1906; 25. Mir Iskusstva, Novyi Put', and Voprosy Zhizni; 26. Vesy; 27. Anthologies; 28. Symbolist Verse in 1904; 29. Fiction in 1904-1905; 30. The Petty Demon; 31. War with Japan and Revolution in 1905; 32. Intellectual Activity; 33. Zolotoe Runo; 34. Bryusov, Bely, and Nina Petrovskaya; 35. Essays; 36. April, 1906; 37. 6. Proliferation, Polemics, and Mystical Anarchism, May, 1906-1908; 38. Polemics and Mystical Anarchism; 39. Pereval; 40. Symbolist Verse in 1906-1907; 41. Prose; 42. 1907; 43. 1908; 44. 7. Years of Crisis and Transition: Art vs. World View, 1909-1910; 45. Vesy and Apollon; 46. Musaget and Other Circles; 47. Collections, Essays; 48. Verse; 49. The Silver Dove; 50. Sologub; 51. The Gogol Anniversary; 52. Deaths; 53. The Polemic about Symbolism; 54. 8. The Beginning of the Decline, 1911-1914; 55. Acmeism; 56. Futurism; 57. Second Wave Revival; 58. Summations; 59. Comings and Goings; 60. Prose; 61. Petersburg; 62. Poetry; 63. Drama; 64. "Dispute"; 65. 9. Symbolism in the Past Tense, War, and Revolution, 1915-1917; 66. Formalism and Futurism; 67. War; 68. Prose; 69. Kotik Letaev; 70. Poetry; 71. Drama; 72. Revolution; 73. 10. Epilogue: The Symbolists' Fates and Their Influence; 74. Zapiski Mechtateley; 75. The Symbolists after the Revolution; 76. Significant Others; 77. Symbolism's Influence; 78. Notes; 79. A Select Bibliography; 80. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/1990
  • ISBN13: 9789027215345
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9789027215345
  • weight: 615
  • ISBN10: 9027215340

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