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A History of Russian Symbolism : Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature - Avril Pyman

A History of Russian Symbolism

Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1994
ISBN: 9780521241984
Number Of Pages: 500

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This book is the first detailed history of the Russian Symbolist movement, which served as the seedbed of Existentialism and Modernism in Russia. It reassesses the symbolists' achievements in the light of modern research, focusing on their literary works. Prose is quoted in English translation and poetry is given in the original Russian with prose translations. There is a valuable bibliography of primary sources and an extensive chronological appendix. This book will fill a long-felt gap for students and teachers of Russian and comparative literature, symbolism, modernism, and pre-revolutionary Russian culture.

'Avril Pyman's authoritative book, [is] admirably thorough, well informed and scrupulously researched'. The Times Literary Supplement

Acknowledgements
Prologue: decadence or rebirth? The European fin de sicle and the Russian precursors
The art of the cell
Transitional writers
The new poetry in St Petersburg
Russian Symbolism acquires a name
Collective Creation
The foundation of Mir Iskusstva and the role of the visual and performing arts
From Mir Iskusstva to Novyi Put
Russian Symbolism comes of age
Gleams Of Paradise
The turn of the century
The Sophia-myth and the theme of apocalypse
A Glittering Hell
The Russo-Japanese War and the 1905 revolution
The antithesis
Our Home From The Beginning
'From the real to the more real'
Russian Symbolism and Russian literature
Epilogue
Notes
Chronology
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521241984
ISBN-10: 0521241987
Series: Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 28th October 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.9