By Olga Matich
The first new release of Russian modernists skilled a profound experience of tension caused by the idea that they have been dwelling in an age of decline. What made them specific used to be their utopian prescription for overcoming the inevitability of decline and demise either via metaphysical and actual potential. They intertwined their mystical erotic discourse with eu degeneration idea and its obsession with the destabilization of gender. In Erotic Utopia, Olga Matich means that same-sex hope underlay their such a lot radical utopian inspiration of abolishing the conventional procreative family members in prefer of erotically precipitated abstinence.
2006 Winner, selection Award for impressive educational Titles, present experiences for educational Libraries Honorable point out, Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for stories in Slavic Languages and Literatures, sleek Language Association
“Offers a clean standpoint and a wealth of recent info on early Russian modernism. . . . it really is required interpreting for an individual attracted to fin-de-siècle Russia and within the heritage of sexuality in general.”—Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Slavic and East ecu Journal
“Thoroughly entertaining.”—Avril Pyman, Slavic Review
"No historian of literature has checked out turn-of-the-century Russia within the standpoint present in Olga Matich’s groundbreaking study."
~ Yuri Tsivian, professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, paintings background, and Comparative Literature, college of Chicago
"In studying the biographies, photographs, courses, and writings of those ‘decadent utopians,’ the writer illuminates, with an enlightened specificity and openness lengthy past due in Russian experiences, the effective intersection among psychopathology and modernism. Erotic Utopia makes a theoretically interesting and richly informative contribution to our figuring out of fin-de-siècle tsarist tradition and its desires and discontents."
~ Beth Holmgren, chair and professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Richly illustrated and inspiration upsetting, this e-book resembles no other.”
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