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Libertynizm w dziele Jewdokii Nagrodskiej
The libertinage in the work of Evdokia Nagrodskaia

Author(s): Luc Leguérinel
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: the Silver Age;Russian writer;libertinism;adultery;homosexuality;lesbianism
Summary/Abstract: The author aims to present the work of Evdokia Nagrodska, a Russian author now fallen into oblivion. To do this, he briefly discusses the literary context of the time and her biography, before analyzing in greater depth her book The Wrath of Dionysus, which was a bestseller in Russia in the early 20th century. He tries, through the analysis of this novel, to rediscover a novelist both despised by the Russian intelligentsia for writing popular literature, and strongly criticized by the former censors for treating themes related to female adultery, homosexuality and lesbianism. By that he is trying to show that Nagrodska is primarily an avant-garde novelist who deals with libertinism far more than pornography and that her freethinking is both sexual and political.

  • Page Range: 57-68
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish