Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Reluctant ModernistAndrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Roger Keys

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198151609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 October 2019

Symbolism, Modernism, or the Silver Age?

Symbolism, Modernism, or the Silver Age?

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Symbolism, Modernism, or the Silver Age?
Source:
The Reluctant Modernist
Author(s):

Roger Keys

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0001

Decadence, Neo-romanticism, Symbolism, Modernism, and the Silver Age are some of the commoner designations of the period which followed the flowering of the Realist novel in Russia. This chapter proposes to dispense with the words ‘symbolist’ or ‘symbolic’ as a means of designating similarity or dissimilarity in type or function between works written during this period. Instead, it uses the word ‘modernist’ to denote those distinctive and novel qualities held in common by a substantial group of works written during the period. It also describes the significance of the term ‘Silver Age’ and its success in Russia as a convenient way of designating and rehabilitating the non-realistic art produced during the period from the 1890s to the 1920s.

Keywords:   decadence, Neo-romanticism, Symbolism, Modernism, Silver Age, Realist novel, symbolist, symbolic, modernist

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .