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The occult in Russian and Soviet culture

Author: Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1997.
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A comprehensive account of the influence of occult beliefs and doctrines on intellectual and cultural life in twentieth-century Russia.


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Occult in Russian and Soviet culture.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1997
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal
ISBN: 0801432588 9780801432583 080148331X 9780801483318
OCLC Number: 35990156
Description: vii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Magic and divination : old Russian sources / W.F. Ryan --
Three instances of the peasant occult in Russian literature : intelligentsia encounters 'narod' / Linda J. Ivanits --
Russian religious thought and the Jewish Kabbala / Judith Deutsch Kornblatt --
"The shade of Lucifer's dark wing" : Satanism in Silver Age Russia / Kristi A. Groberg --
Fashionable occultism : spiritualism, theosophy, freemasonry, and hermeticism in fin-de-siècle Russia / Maria Carlson --
Anthroposophy in Russia / Renata von Maydell --
Fedorov's transformations of the occult / George M. Young, Jr. --
Russian cosmism in the 1920s and today / Michael Hagemeister --
Technology as esoteric cosmology in early Soviet literature / Anthony J. Vanchu --
The magic of words : symbolism, futurism, Socialist Realism / Irina Gutkin --
An occult source of Socialist Realism : Gorky and theories of thought transference / Mikhail Agursky --
Sergei Eisenstein's gnostic circle / Håkan Lövgren --
The occult in the prose of Vsevolod Ivanov / Valentina Brougher --
Daniil Andreev and the mysticism of femininity / Mikhail Epstein --
The occult in Russia today / Holly DeNio Stephens --
Political implications of the early twentieth-century occult revival / Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal --
Russian occult journalism of the early twentieth century and emigration / Edward Kasinec and Robert H. Davis Jr. --
Russian occult journals and newspapers / Maria Carlson and Robert H. Davis Jr. --
Literature on Russian occult journals / Edward Kasinec and Robert H. Davis Jr. --
Russian occult monographs : titles listed in Antoshevsky's Bibliografiia okkul'tizma located in the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) database / Edward Kasinec and Robert H. Davis Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal.
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"This book succeeds in making a strong case for a relatively widespread fad for occult works in pre- and post-industrial Russia. . . . This rich, diverse collection of essays makes an enormous Read more...

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