Erotic Utopia: The Decadent Imagination in Russia's Fin de Siecle

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The first generation of Russian modernists experienced a profound sense of anxiety resulting from the belief that they were living in an age of decline. What made them unique was their utopian prescription for overcoming the inevitability of decline and death both by metaphysical and physical means. They intertwined their mystical erotic discourse with European degeneration theory and its obsession with the destabilization of gender. In "Erotic Utopia," Olga Matich suggests that same-sex desire underlay their most radical ...

Erotic Utopia: The Decadent Imagination in Russia's Fin de Siecle 2007, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299208844

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Erotic Utopia: The Decadent Imagination in Russia's Fin de Siecle 2005, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299208806

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