By Olga Matich
The first new release of Russian modernists skilled a profound experience of tension as a result of the idea that they have been dwelling in an age of decline. What made them particular was once their utopian prescription for overcoming the inevitability of decline and demise either by means of metaphysical and actual capability. They intertwined their mystical erotic discourse with ecu degeneration idea and its obsession with the destabilization of gender. In Erotic Utopia
, Olga Matich means that same-sex wish underlay their so much radical utopian inspiration of abolishing the conventional procreative kin in desire of erotically precipitated abstinence.
2006 Winner, selection Award for amazing educational Titles, present studies for educational Libraries Honorable point out, Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for stories in Slavic Languages and Literatures, smooth Language Association
“Offers a clean viewpoint and a wealth of recent details on early Russian modernism. . . . it truly is required studying for somebody attracted to fin-de-siècle Russia and within the background of sexuality in general.”—Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Slavic and East eu 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 heritage, and Comparative Literature, college of Chicago
"In analyzing the biographies, photos, courses, and writings of those ‘decadent utopians,’ the writer illuminates, with an enlightened specificity and openness lengthy past due in Russian reviews, the effective intersection among psychopathology and modernism. Erotic Utopia makes a theoretically intriguing and richly informative contribution to our knowing 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 proposal upsetting, this publication resembles no other.”
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