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1st Edition

The Fallacy Of The Silver Age

ISBN 9789057025495
Published February 1, 1997 by Routledge
140 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 2004. In this original study, Omry Ronen critically examines the term Silver Age, which over the years has gained such wide currency among historians and connoisseurs of twentieth-century Russian culture. His latest research deals with metahistorical and metaliterary value of influential poetic locutions, such as the image of Russia as the sphinx, or the concept of the Silver Age in Russian cultural history.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Notion of the Russian Silver Age Today; Chapter 2 “The Parnassus of the Silver Age” or “The Second Russian Renaissance”? Sergei Makovskii and Nikolai Berdiaev; Chapter 3 The Silver of Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Mandel’shtam, and Gumilev; Chapter 4 “The Silver Age” of Numbers; Chapter 5 Vladimir Piast’s Chronology and the Original Meaning of the Term “Silver Age of Russian Poetry”; Chapter 6 The Detractors of Postsymbolism “Ippolit Udush’ev” and “Gleb Marev”; Chapter 7 The Adamantine Age, “The Golden Age in One’s Pocket,” and The Platinum Age;

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Omry Ronen was trained as a philologist at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Harvard. He is considered the most discerning Western interpreter of twentieth-century Russian poetry –acknowledged in the standard editions of Russian masters of this century.