The Myth of A.S. Pushkin in Russia's Silver Age

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1355-8
Publication Date
July 1996
Page Count
129 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN
0-8101-1355-4

The Myth of A.S. Pushkin in Russia's Silver Age

M.O. Gershenzon, Pushkinist
Brian Horowitz
Mikhail Osipovich Gershenzon, philosopher, journalist, and scholar, was one of the most original and eccentric Pushkinists of Russia's Silver Age. His eclectic critical judgment was highly esteemed by his generation's best poets and critics, and many of his idiosyncratic interpretations of Pushkin have become canonical. Brian Horowitz's detailed study illuminates both Pushkin's position as a cultural icon of the Silver Age and Gershenzon's role in establishing and challenging that reputation. As Gershenzon's work mirrors both significant and hidden aspects of the Pushkin scholarship of his day, his articulation of Pushkin as the symbolic key to Russian culture reflects the Silver Age nostalgia for and identification with the Golden Age in which Pushkin wrote. This first book-length study of this important figure provides a vivid sense of the inner workings of Russian literary life in the early part of this century.
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