Eternity & Time
Studies in Russian Literature & the Orthodox Tradition

By Per-Arne Bodin
June 2008
Stockholm University
ISBN: 9789185445745
268 pages. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2"
$77.50 Paper Original

With influence has hesychasm had on Russian hymnography? What os the impact of the Christian theme in the famous terrorist Boris Savinkiv's novel The Pale Hosre? These are two of the questions addressed in this interdisciplinary sutdy that examines the Orthodox tradition throughout Russian literature and culture.

Issues such as the use of icons, hymns, and hagiography from Medieval times up to Post Soviet Russia are studied, and crucial notions of Orthofoc thought, such as hesychasm, the Trunity and the Apocalypse and their impact on Russian culture are interpreted. Questions such as transformation, repudiation and enexpected encounters between different themes and motifs play a central role. Methodologically close to the Russian semiotics in its late phase, this work discusses common denominatiors for the use of this tradition through the ages. Altogether, the 17 studies in this volume contribute to the aesthetic appreciation of Russian literature and culture.

Series:Studies in Russian Literature & the Orthodox Tradition. No. 38

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