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Жизнь в пространстве декаданса (Н. Петровская)
Life in the space of decadence (N. Petrovskaja)

Author(s): Elena Tjereskina
Subject(s): Cultural history, Aesthetics, Russian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: life-creation; decadent heroine(s; suffering/dying;

Summary/Abstract: The paper is devoted to life-creation phenomena in Russian Decadence. Individual fate of Nina Petrovskaja, lover of Valerij Bijusov and second-rate writer, illustrates some typical strategies of special behavior modeling where literary patterns of “Femme fatale”, “lady vamp” and other decadent heroines (Lenor, Salomea) are rather attractive. However, aesthetic models come into contradiction with ethical rules and those who desire to live according to Decadent literature ideals are condemned to suffering and slow dying.

  • Issue Year: 47/2002
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 133-145
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Russian