Poets of Hope and Despair : The Russian Symbolists in War and Revolution, 1914-1918

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Title: Poets of Hope and Despair : The Russian Symbolists in War and Revolution, 1914-1918
Author: Hellman, Ben
Publisher: Brill
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Belongs to series: Russian history and culture ; volume 21
ISBN: 978-90-04-36681-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312259
Abstract: In Poets of Hope and Despair: The Russian Symbolists in War and Revolution (1914-1918), Ben Hellman examines the artistic responses and the philosophical and political attitudes of eight major Russian poets to the First World War and the revolutions of 1917. The historical cataclysms gave rise to apocalyptic premonitions and a thirst for a total spiritual metamorphosis. A major topic of discussion was the role of Russia in this process. Other issues raised were modern Germany, the future of a divided Poland, the occupation of Belgium, and the dilemma of the Russian Jews. In the wake of the military setbacks, hopes were mixed with feelings of fear and despair, all expressed in fictional as well as in nonfictional form.
Description: This title is published in Open Access with the support of the University of Helsinki.
Subject (ysa): literary research
symbolism (cultural phenomena)
Russian language literature
Rights: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives)

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