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Author: Ilya Vinitsky
ISBN: 0802099351
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (July 16, 2009)
Language: English
Category: History & Criticism
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e-Book Ghostly Paradoxes: Modern Spiritualism and Russian Culture in the Age of Realism epub download

by Ilya Vinitsky



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Published by: University of Toronto Press. Spiritualism (Modern Spiritualism,spiritisme) is a religious movement founded on the observation and study of occurrences that, according to its devotees, testify to the existence of an afterlife and to the possibility of making contact with the dead through mediums. 2 Russian Glubbdubdrib: The Shade of False Dimitry and Russian Historical Imagination in the Age of Realism.

Ghostly Paradoxes examines the surprising relationship between spiritualist beliefs and practices and the positivist mindset of the Russian Age of Realism (1850-80) to demonstrate the ways in which the two disparate movements influenced each other. Foregrounding the important role that nineteenth-century spiritualism played in the period's aesthetic, ideological, and epistemological debates, Ilya Vinitsky challenges literary scholars who have considered spiritualism to be archaic and peripheral to other cultural issues of the time.

Ghostly Paradoxes: Modern. has been added to your Cart. This fascinating study of Russian spiritualism in the second half of the nineteenth century will alter the way we look at the Russian "Realist Period. Neither endorsing nor ridiculing these controversial parlor practices, Ilya Vinitsky demonstrates how they satisfied cultural needs that were compelling, real, and of passionate interest to the greatest writers.

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My most recent book is the emotional biography of Vasily Zhukovsky . SLA 531 - Haunted House: Russian Literature in the Age of Realism

My most recent book is the emotional biography of Vasily Zhukovsky (1783-1852)-the father of Russian Romanticism, who influenced several generations of Russian authors from Pushkin to Vladimir Solov'ev and Aleksandr Blok. SLA 531 - Haunted House: Russian Literature in the Age of Realism. Vinitsky shows how Zhukovksy played a pivotal role in the evolution of ideas central to Russia’s literary and cultural identity from the end of the eighteenth century into the decades following the Napoleonic Wars. Count of sardinia: dmitrii khvostov and russian culture. Winner of 2018 Marc Raeff Book Prize.

Towering figures in the Russian literary canon, such as Alexander Pushkin and Lev Tolstoi, for example, have incorporated kabbalistic themes in The Queen of Spades and War and Peace respectively

Towering figures in the Russian literary canon, such as Alexander Pushkin and Lev Tolstoi, for example, have incorporated kabbalistic themes in The Queen of Spades and War and Peace respectively. In Jacob’s Ladder, Marina Aptekman argues that one can discern a tradition of kabbalistic narrative in Russian literature from the end of the eighteenth century until the onset of the Soviet era, which can be studied within a broad historical and cultural context (pp. 14–15).

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Ghostly Paradoxes examines the surprising relationship between spiritualist beliefs and practices and the positivist mindset of the Russian Age of Realism (1850-80) to demonstrate the ways in which the two disparate movements. Ghostly Paradoxes: Modern Spiritualism and Russian Culture in the Age of Realism.

The culture of nineteenth-century Russia is often seen as dominated by realism in the arts, as exemplified by the novels of Leo Tolstoy and Ivan Turgenev, the paintings of 'the Wanderers,' and the historical operas of Modest Mussorgsky. Paradoxically, nineteenth-century Russia was also consumed with a passion for spiritualist activities such as table-rappings, seances of spirit communication, and materialization of the 'spirits.' Ghostly Paradoxes examines the surprising relationship between spiritualist beliefs and practices and the positivist mindset of the Russian Age of Realism (1850-80) to demonstrate the ways in which the two disparate movements influenced each other.

Foregrounding the important role that nineteenth-century spiritualism played in the period's aesthetic, ideological, and epistemological debates, Ilya Vinitsky challenges literary scholars who have considered spiritualism to be archaic and peripheral to other cultural issues of the time. Ghostly Paradoxes is an innovative work of literary scholarship that traces the reactions of Russia's major realist authors to spiritualist events and doctrines and demonstrates that both movements can be understood only when examined together.