A History of Russian Symbolism

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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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Table of Contents
Foreword
ix
Preface
xi
1. Introduction
1
2. The Beginnings of Symbolism in Russia, 1892-1895
Merezhkovsky and Hippius
13
Sologub
18
Balmont
20
Bryusov and The Russian Symbolists
21
3. Individualism and Decadence, 1896-1898
27
The First Wave Continues
27
Decadence
33
4. Scorpio Rising: Modernism in Art and Literature, 1899-1903
35
Solovyov and Nietzsche
35
Anthologies at the Turn of the Century
37
The World of Art
38
Religious-Philosophical Meetings and Novyi Put'
40
Skorpion
42
Severnye Tsvety
43
Grif
46
Annensky
47
The Second Wave: Bely, Ivanov, Blok
49
The Symbolists in 1902-1903
54
October, 1903
58
5. Symbolism as a Unified Movement, 1904-April, 1906
63
Mir Iskusstva, Novyi Put', and Voprosy Zhizni
64
Vesy
66
Anthologies
69
Symbolist Verse in 1904
71
Fiction in 1904-1905
78
The Petty Demon
79
War with Japan and Revolution in 1905
80
Intellectual Activity
82
Zolotoe Runo
85
Bryusov, Bely, and Nina Petrovskaya
86
Essays
88
April, 1906
90
6. Proliferation, Polemics, and Mystical Anarchism, May, 1906-1908
97
Polemics and Mystical Anarchism
98
Pereval
102
Symbolist Verse in 1906-1907
104
Prose
106
1907
107
1908
122
7. Years of Crisis and Transition: Art vs. World View, 1909-1910
133
Vesy and Apollon
133
Musaget and Other Circles
137
Collections, Essays
139
Verse
142
The Silver Dove
145
Sologub
146
The Gogol Anniversary
148
Deaths
149
The Polemic about Symbolism
150
8. The Beginning of the Decline, 1911-1914
157
Acmeism
157
Futurism
160
Second Wave Revival
161
Summations
164
Comings and Goings
167
Prose
170
Petersburg
171
Poetry
177
Drama
180
“Dispute”
183
9. Symbolism in the Past Tense, War, and Revolution, 1915-1917
185
Formalism and Futurism
187
War
188
Prose
189
Kotik Letaev
189
Poetry
191
Drama
193
Revolution
194
10. Epilogue: The Symbolists' Fates and Their Influence
197
Zapiski Mechtateley
197
The Symbolists after the Revolution
198
Significant Others
204
Symbolism's Influence
205
Notes
211
A Select Bibliography
241
Index
247
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BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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