Статья Г. Чулкова о журнале «Весы» в контексте литературной полемики «Аполлона» 1910 года.
The article investigates the literary contecst of the simbolists polemics in 1910 year.
The paper offers a detailed analysis of Andrey Bely’s (melo)declamatory style in the context of his poetic and theoretical experimentations. Bely’s contemporaries described his recitals as adhering to the typically ‘decadent’ manner of declamation: with the poem’s meter emphasized by monotonous melodization. On examining the written mentions of his recitals, one is moved to agree with Bernstein’s statement that the poet had undergone a change in his declamatory manner, confirmed by Bely himself. And indeed, a first-ever digital analysis of the audio recordings made by Bernstein in chronological order sheds light on the inner causes of Bely’s poetic experimentation (‘melodism’) in his later years, and, together with the printed version of the poetry, points to the connection between the poet’s declamatory style and the general direction in which he went with his work as a poet and a theorist. Bely’s later poetry called for two distinctive manners of recital: one, relatively stable in terms of pauses and melodization, for traditional meters, and the other, more elaborate, for his ‘melodic’ verses. The latter is more in affinity with the poet’s manner of reciting his rhythmical prose. The two declamatory styles originate in the voiceless recital during composition, as described by Bely to Bernstein.
The paper deals with the role that Silver Age literature and philosophy played in Russian culture.
The commentary to the novel K. Vaginov
Mikhail Kuzmin and his reader of the Soviet era.
This is a republication with comments and intriduction of a one scetch about the artistic cabaret "Vagrant dog"
Collection of articles in honor of Thomas Langerak
In the nineteenth century the traditional Christian hostility to the Jews evolved into an often arcane system of scientific and historical theories that served as intellectual cover for darker ideological sentiments. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Russia was the scene for one of the more peculiar instances of this phenomenon, whereby politics, mysticism, anti-Semitism, and mathematical theory fused into a distinctive intellectual movement. Through analyses of such seemingly disparate subjects as the philosophy of August Comte, Moscow mathematical circles, and Andreĭ Belyĭ's classic 1913 novel Petersburg, this remarkable interdisciplinary study illuminates a forgotten aspect of Russian cultural and intellectual history
Collection of articles about the poet Mikhail Kuzmin