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Author Grossman, Joan Delaney.

Title Ivan Konevskoi, wise child of Russian Symbolism / Joan Delaney Grossman.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (251 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and history
Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The drive for life -- Chronicle of my travels -- A love affair with the world's waters -- Two meetings -- Dreams and meditations -- The power of the word -- Abolishing death -- Finland, Novgorod, St. Petersburg -- Abolishing death.
Language In English and Russian.
Summary Ivan Konevskoi: "Wise Child" of Russian Symbolism is the first study in any language of Ivan Konevskoi--poet, thinker, mystic--for many decades the "lost genius" of Russian modernism. A fresh and compelling figure, Konevskoi plunged deeply into the currents of modern mystical thought and art in the 1890s. A passionate searcher for immortality, he developed his own version of pantheism meant to guard his unique persona from dissolution in the All-One. The poetry of Tiutchev, Vladimir Solov'ev Soloviev and Rossetti, William James's psychology, paintings of Pre-Raphaelites and Arnold Boecklin, Old Russian historical myth, the Finnish Kalevala: all engaged him during his brief life. His worldview grew more audacious, his confidence in the magical power of the word grew more assured. Drowning in 1901 at 23, Konevskoi left a legacy unfinished, rich, and intriguing.
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Subject Konevskoĭ, Ivan, 1877-1901.
Konevskoi⁺їIvan, 1877-1901.
Konevskoi, Ivan, 1877-1901.
Poets, Russian -- 19th century -- Biography.
Symbolism (Literary movement) -- Russia.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Grossman, Joan Delaney. Ivan Konevskoi, wise child of Russian Symbolism. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2010 9781934843895 193484389X (DLC) 2009054032
ISBN 9781618110046 (electronic bk.)
1618110047 (electronic bk.)
9781618117014 (electronic bk.)
1618117017 (electronic bk.)
9781934843895 (hardback)