Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanov By Pamela Davidson

The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanov by Pamela Davidson

Condition - New
$56.49
Only 2 left

Summary

Pamela Davidson explores Ivanov's poetic method, relating his art to his central beliefs and considering the ways in which he attempted to embody these ideas in his own life. She focuses on Ivanov's interpretation of Dante and in so doing, opens up fresh perspectives on the wider question of Russia's relation to the Western cultural tradition and Catholicism.

The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanov Summary

The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanov: A Russian Symbolist's Perception of Dante by Pamela Davidson

Vyacheslav Ivanov, poet, philosopher and critic, played a key role in the formation of the early twentieth-century Russian literature as leader of the religious branch of the Symbolist movement and his influence spread to Europe after his emigration to Italy in 1924. Pamela Davidson explores Ivanov's poetic method, relating his art to his central beliefs (in particular his interpretation of the ancient Greek religion of Dionysus and of the teachings of Vladimir Solovyov) and considering the ways in which he attempted to embody these ideas in his own life. She focuses on Ivanov's interpretation of Dante and in so doing, opens up fresh perspectives on the wider question of Russia's relation to the Western cultural tradition and Catholicism. Detailed analyses of Ivanov's pre-revolutionary poetry and of his translations from Dante form the basis of the second part of the study and extensive use is made of unpublished archival materials from the Soviet Union and Italy.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Notes on the text; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Approaches and Themes: 1. Ivanov's Dionysiac ideal and Dante; 2. Vladimir Solovyov and Dante; 3. The Symbolist view of Dante as a poet of Sophia; 4. Ivanov's ideal of mystical love; Part II. Texts and Translations: 5. Dantesque images in Ivanov's poetry; 6. Ivanov's translations of Dante; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Additional information

NLS9780521114554
9780521114554
0521114551
The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanov: A Russian Symbolist's Perception of Dante by Pamela Davidson
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2009-06-25
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - The Poetic Imagination of Vyacheslav Ivanov