The Birth of the Body

The Birth of the Body

Russian Erotic Prose of the First Half of the Twentieth Century : A Reader

eBook - 2013
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This reader contains selections from 8 Russian and Soviet writers working with erotic prose between 1900-1940. Themes of religious chastity, gender and sexual politics under communism/Bolshevism, and the fear of corporeality are discussed. The selections are organized into three sections: silver age writing, interwar émigré literature, and early Soviet fiction. The authors include excerpts from Vasilii Rozanov, Fydor Sologub, Georgii Ivanov, Vikentii Veresaev, Leonid Andreyev, Aleksandr Kuprin, Vladislav Khodasevich, and Panteleymon Romanov. There is minimal information: a half-page introduction for each author accompanied by a photo, foot-notes and a section at the end recommending further reading. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
This anthology of Russian erotic writings of 1900 to 1940 consists of texts previously unavailable in English. They all reflect the fascinating, albeit laborious, nature of the "birth of the body" in the Russian literature and culture of the period.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
ISBN: 9789004242067
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Lalo, Alexei


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