A History of Russian Symbolism by Ronald E. Peterson

By Ronald E. Peterson

The period of Russian Symbolism (1892-1917) has been known 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 lifestyles (in poetry, prose, song, theater, and portray) that has ever been noticeable there. This e-book is designed to function an advent to Symbolism in Russia, as a stream, an inventive technique, and an international view. the first emphasis is at the heritage of the flow itself. recognition is dedicated to what the Symbolists wrote, stated, and notion, and on how they interacted. during this context, the most actors are the authors of poetry, prose, drama, and feedback, yet area is usually dedicated to the real connections among literary figures and artists, philosophers, and the intelligentsia often. This extensive, distinctive and balanced account of this era will function a typical reference paintings an motivate additional learn between students and scholars of literature.

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of Russian Symbolism PDF

Similar world literature books

Der Antichrist

Der Antichrist. Fluch auf das Christenthum ist eines der Spätwerke Friedrich Nietzsches. Wie in mehreren seiner letzten Werke philosophiert Nietzsche auch hier „mit dem Hammer“ und will alte Werte „umwerten“. Unter Rückgriff auf einige seiner früheren Schriften bündelt er seine Kritik am Christentum, der er eine bisher nicht gekannte Schärfe gibt.

Edinburgh German Yearbook 4: Disability in German Literature, Film, and Theater

Demonstrated, commissioned, and edited by means of the dept of German on the collage of Edinburgh, Edinburgh German Yearbook encourages and disseminates full of life and open dialogue of issues pertinent to German experiences. No different yearbook covers the complete box whereas addressing a targeted topic in each one factor.

Modernism and the post-colonial : literature and Empire, 1885-1930

This ebook considers the shifts in aesthetic illustration over the interval 1885-1930 that coincide either with the increase of literary Modernism and imperialism's excessive element. whether it is no twist of fate that the increase of the unconventional observed the growth of empire within the eighteenth-century, then the historic stipulations of fiction because the empire waned are both pertinent.

Extra resources for A History of Russian Symbolism

Example text

This book was also quite successful and went through six editions by 1917. In the more than one hundred poems it contains, Balmont concentrates on shadows, sadness, flowers in swamps, a dying swan, restless dreams, the blessed peace of death, and love. He contrasts the sunny south to the cold, gloomy, prison-like north; and he explains why he threw himself out the window in 1890: he was trying to be free and forget the sadness of his married life, but he lived because death told him to live out his life and serve another destiny.

In his preface, he takes a moderate stance, trying to encompass all types of poetry in his credo — "the ultimate goal of art is to express the totality of the artist's soul" — and yet he still favored the "new art" because of its greater freedom in all areas. 29 The poems in this collection, written from 1897 through 1900, include a section called "Favorites of the Centuries," which centers on figures from ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, the Bible, and early history, plus the Middle Ages and Russian history.

Pertsov, noted that same year that a division within Symbolism was already identifiable, especially between Symbolists in Petersburg and Moscow. Bryusov also admitted that there was no unity in the movement. In spite of the absence of a single school, however, Bryusov felt that the appearance of Symbolism in Russia was not accidental, that it had to happen, and that it had to be considered as valid. The somewhat scattered, individual efforts seemed like a shallow reflection of a restless mood to many, who often criticized without making any attempt to understand the philosophical and theoretical notions behind the writings.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.53 of 5 – based on 37 votes