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„Strieborný vek“ ruskej literatúry. Pojmy a interpretácie
The Silver Age of Russ ian Literature. Terms and interpretations

Author(s): Soňa Pašteková
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Ústav svetovej literatúry, Slovenská akadémia vied
Keywords: Russiam Modernism. Silver Age. European Context. Methodology of History. Terminology. Genre Evolution. Mythologization. The Synthesis of Literature and other art Forms.

Summary/Abstract: The article takes inspiration from contemporary Russian theoretical thinking on literary modernism, specifically the aesthetic models of the late 19th – early 20th century Russia, also known as the Silver Age of Russian literature. As recent Russian theoretical writing on modernism suggests (V. Polonskij and others), the determining factors of this period in the Russian artistic and cultural history can be approached from a number of productive positions. Among these are an analysis of the methodological approaches to the historiography of literature of the period, including both the vertical overlaps of modernism and classical literature and the horizontal dimension (the West European backdrop of Russian modernism). In addition to the issues of historiography, there are the questions of the poetics and the evolution of genre (the dynamics of the Silver Age), the terminological ambiguity, the socio-philosophical and cultural context of the era, the dialogic basis of the Silver Age aesthetics. The scholarly reflection of the Silver Age is supported by several relevant principles: comparison with other aesthetic systems (architecture, music, theatre, fine art) and the dualism of socio-historical and cultural developmental models (tradition – modernism, Europe – Russia).

  • Issue Year: IV/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-88
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Slovak