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From the 1930s to the Present

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

From the middle of the 1930s to the mid-1950s, there was a scarcity of articles devoted to criticism of Symbolist literature, particularly in the Soviet Union. Russian Symbolism was dismissed as an ... More


War Work: Propaganda, Translation, Civilization

Rebecca Beasley

in Russomania: Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198802129
eISBN:
9780191840531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802129.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

Alliance with tsarist Russia during the First World War presented a propaganda challenge for the British government: many believed that to support Russia against Germany was to support a barbarous ... More


Called to the stand: The origins of Russian documentary theatre

Molly Flynn

in Witness Onstage: Documentary Theatre in Twenty-First-Century Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526126191
eISBN:
9781526150455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526126207.00008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter 1 narrates the history of documentary theatre in Russia. Though the emergence of the form is traditionally traced back to a series of Royal Court workshops on verbatim playwriting in ... More


Deification and Creativity: Nikolai Berdiaev, The Meaning of Creativity (1916)

Ruth Coates

in Deification in Russian Religious Thought: Between the Revolutions, 1905-1917

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836230
eISBN:
9780191873515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836230.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 analyses Nikolai Berdiaev’s first philosophical statement The Meaning of Creativity (1916) in the context of the theosophy of Jakob Boehme. It is shown how Berdiaev adopts the deification ... More


“Yea, Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death . . .”: An Introduction to Prokofiev’s Thanatology

Natalia Savkina, Rita McAllister, and Maria McMinn

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Images of Thanatos, or death, appear in Prokofiev’s output in a variety of contexts. Thoughts of death threw many shadows over the young composer, despite his naturally happy disposition; but from ... More


The Heirs of Tulʹchyn: A Modernist Reappraisal of Historical Narrative

Amelia M. Glaser

in Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804793827
eISBN:
9780804794961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793827.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines Minskii’s retelling of the massacre at Tulʹchyn in his Russian language play in verse, “Osada Tulʹchina” (The Siege of Tulʹchyn), which appeared in the St. Petersburg Jewish ... More


The Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin

Simon Nicholls

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190863661
eISBN:
9780190863692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863661.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Skryabin’s life spanned the tumultuous political events and artistic developments of the end of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth but was cut short before the end of the ... More


Pythagoras in the Laboratory

Sarah M. Pourciau

in The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Five unfolds the startling consequences of this Wagnerian harmony theory both for the development of avant-garde poetic principles (particularly in France and Russia), and for the concurrent, ... More


Editing Prokofiev’s Seven, They Are Seven: A Case Study

Nicolas Moron, Christina Guillaumier, and Rita McAllister

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

While he was finishing the Classical Symphony in 1917, Prokofiev began work on a now almost-forgotten score: Seven, They Are Seven, op. 30—an “incantation” for dramatic tenor, choir, and orchestra, ... More


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