English Literature And The Russian Aesthetic Renaissance by Rachel PolonskyEnglish Literature And The Russian Aesthetic Renaissance by Rachel Polonsky

English Literature And The Russian Aesthetic Renaissance

byRachel PolonskyEditorCatriona Kelly

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This is the first study of the Russian reception of English literature from Romanticism to Aestheticism. It focuses particularly on the reception by Russian poets of Shelley, Ruskin, Pater, Frazer and Wilde, which gave new impetus to the Russian imagination at the turn of the nineteenth-twentieth centuries. Framing this account is a pioneering exploration of the intellectual background to these influences, and a discussion of Russian conceptions of national identity, literary influence and the origins of comparative literary history.
Title:English Literature And The Russian Aesthetic RenaissanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521027470

ISBN - 13:9780521027472

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Notes on the text; Introduction; 1. Museum people; Part I. The Barbaric Renaissance: 2. Rites of spring; 3. Balmont's Shelley and the sacred books of the East; 4. Edgar Allan Poe and the magic of words; Part II. The Aesthetic Renaissance: 5. The renaissance of the renaissance; 6. English Aestheticism and Blok's apocalypse; 7. How important it is to be serious: Oscar Wilde's popularity; 8. Kuzmin's English style; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...stimulating book...Polonsky has provided one of the most stimulating surveys of the 'aesthetic renaissance' overall." Canadian Slavonic Papers