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The Esoteric Tradition in Russian Romantic Literature: Decembrism and Freemasonry

Leighton, Lauren G.

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ISBN 10: 027101024X / ISBN 13: 9780271010243
Published by Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1994
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Title: The Esoteric Tradition in Russian Romantic ...

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

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The European esoteric tradition was introduced into Russia in the eighteenth century by Freemasons and continued in Russian romantic literature of the early nineteenth century.
This study, which conjoins historiographical methods developed by modern scholars of esoterica and formalist methods of textual analysis, reveals the role of that tradition in Russian romantic literature. It deals extensively with Decembrism, the political conspiracy so known after its culmination in a failed attempt to overthrow the tsarist autocracy in December 1825. The Decembrist writers and other romantics influenced by Freemasonry, including Kondraty Ryleyev, Alexander Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, and Alexander Pushkin, were adept in the application of thaumaturgical skills to literature. Thaumaturgy denotes the application of arcane skills, some derived from the Cabala, to both the interpretation and creation of encoded literary texts.
The Esoteric Tradition in Russian Romantic Literature also deals with the relationships between Russia's national poet and those writers who made the first major attempt at a Russian revolution. Viewing these relationships through the prism of occult imagery used in various literary works, Leighton tells an engaging story of political intrigue and communication by secret codes.

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Lauren G. Leighton is Professor of Russian at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of several books, most recently Literary Translation in Russia and America (1991).

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