A History of Russian Symbolism.

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...

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Main Author: Peterson, Ronald E.
Format: eBook
Published: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993.
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Table of Contents:
  • A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN SYMBOLISM; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Foreword; Preface; A Note on References, Transliteration and Translation; 1. Introduction; Contexts: Philosophy and Politics; Art; Theater; Literature; Characteristics; 2. The Beginnings of Symbolism in Russia 1892-1895; Merezhkovsky and Hippius; Sologub; Balmont; Bryusov and The Russian Symbolists; 3. Individualism and Decadence 1896-1898; The First Wave Continues; Decadence; 4. Scorpio Rising: Modernism in Art and Literature 1899-1903; Solovyov and Nietzsche; Anthologies at the Turn of the Century.
  • The World of ArtThe Religious-Philosophical Meetings and Novyi Put'; Skorpion; Severnye Tsvety; Grif; Annensky; The Second Wave: Bely, Ivanov, Blok; Bely; Ivanov; Blok; The Symbolists in 1902-1903; October 1903; 5. Symbolism as a Unified Movement 1904
  • April 1906; Mir Iskusstva, Novyi Put', and Voprosy Zhizni; Vesy; Anthologies; Symbolist Verse in 1904; Fiction in 1904-1905; The Petty Demon; War with Japan and Revolution in 1905; Intellectual Activity; Zolotoe Runo; Bryusov, Bely, and Nina Petrovskaya; Essays; April 1906; 6. Proliferation, Polemics, and Mystical Anarchism May, 1906 -1908.
  • Polemics and Mystical AnarchismPereval; Symbolist Verse in 1906-1907; Prose; 1907; Drama in 1907; Anthologies; Factions; Younger Authors; Prose in 1907; The Fiery Angel; 1908; Anthologies in 1908; The Merezhkovskys Return to Russia; Symbolist Verse and Prose in 1908; 7. Years of Crisis and Transition: Art vs. World View 1909-1910; Vesy and Apollon; Musaget and Other Circles; Collections, Essays; Verse; The Silver Dove; Sologub; The Gogol Anniversary; Deaths; The Polemic About Symbolism; 8. The Beginning of the Decline 1911-1914; Acmeism; Futurism; Second Wave Revival; Summations.
  • Comings and GoingsProse; Petersburg; Poetry; Drama; "Dispute"; 9. Symbolism in the Past Tense, War, Revolution 1915-1917; Formalism and Futurism; War; Prose; Kotik Letaev; Poetry; Drama; Revolution; 10. Epilogue: The Symbolists' Fates and Their Influence; Zapiski Mechtateley; The Symbolists After the Revolution; Bryusov, Blok, Bely; Sologub and Annensky; Balmont and Ivanov; Merezhkovsky and Hippius; Significant Others; Symbolism's Influence; Notes; A select bibliography; 1. Bibliographies; 2. Primary Sources (recent editions); 3. Secondary Sources; Index.