❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Necropolis ✎ Author Vladislav Khodasevich – Heartforum.co.uk Necropolis is an unconventional literary memoir by Vladislav Khodasevich, hailed by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest Russian poet of our time In each of the book s nine chapters, Khodasevich memoriali Necropolis is an unconventional literary memoir by Vladislav Khodasevich, hailed by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest Russian poet of our time In each of the book s nine chapters, Khodasevich memorializes a significant figure of Russia s literary Silver Age, and in the process writes an insightful obituary of the eraWritten at various times throughout the s and s following the deaths of its subjects, Necropolis is a literary graveyard in which an entire movement, Russian Symbolism, is buried Recalling figures including Alexander Blok, Sergey Esenin, Fyodor Sologub, and the socialist realist Maxim Gorky, Khodasevich tells the story of how their lives and artworks intertwined, including a notoriously tempestuous love triangle among Nina Petrovskaya, Valery Bryusov, and Andrei Bely He testifies to the seductive and often devastating power of the Symbolist attempt to turn one s life into a work of art and, ultimately, how one man was left with the task of memorializing his fellow artists after Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB their deaths Khodasevich s portraits deal with revolution, disillusionment, emigration, suicide, the vocation of the poet, and the place of the artist in society One of the greatest memoirs in Russian literature, Necropolis is a compelling work from an overlooked writer whose gifts for observation and irony show the early twentieth century Russian literary scene in a new and intimate light.
Vladislav Felitsianovich Khodasevich Russian May , June , was an influential Russian poet and literary critic who presided over the Berlin circle of Russian emigre litterateursKhodasevich was born in Moscow into a family of Felitsian Khodasevich, a Polish nobleman, and Sofiia Iakovlevna n e Brafman , a Jewish woman who converted to Christianity His cousin Nadia Khodasevich married Fernand Leger He left the Moscow University after understanding that poetry was his true vocation Khodasevich s first collections of poems, Youth and A Happy Little House , were subsequently discarded by him as immatureIn the year , Khodasevich gained wider renown by writing a superb short piece The Way of Corn, a reflection on the biblical image of wheat as a plant that cannot live if it does not first die This poem is eponymous with Khodasevich s best known collection of verse, first published in and revised in Patronized by Maxim Gorky, Khodasevich Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB and his wife Nina Berberova herself a distinguished litt rateur, left Russia for Gorky s villa in Sorrento, Italy Later they moved to Berlin, where they took up with Andrei Bely Khodasevich s complicated relationship with this maverick genius ended with a scandalous rupture, followed by the latter s return to Moscow In his memoirs, Bely presented an unforgettable, expressionistic, and very partial portrayal of KhodasevichDuring his first years in Berlin, Khodasevich wrote his two last and most metaphysical collections of verse, Heavy Lyre and European Night The former contained the most important rendition of Orpheus theme in the Russian poetry, the esoteric Ballad Khodasevich didn t align himself with any of the aesthetic movements of the day, claiming Pushkin to be Hardcover ì Necropolis PDF/EPUB Ä his only model He even penned several scholarly articles exploring the master stroke of the great Russian poetIn the mid s, Khodasevich switched his literary activities from poetry to criticism He joined Mark Aldanov and Alexander Kerensky as the co editor of the Berlin periodical Days, in which he would publish his penetrating analyses of the contemporary Soviet literature He also indulged in a prolonged controversy with the Parisian emigre pundits, such as Georgy Adamovich and Georgy Ivanov, on various issues of literary theory As an influential critic, Khodasevich did his best to encourage the career of Vladimir Nabokov, who would always cherish his memoryDespite a physical infirmity that gradually took hold of him, Khodasevich worked relentlessly during the last decade of his life Most notably, he wrote an important biography of Gavrila Derzhavin translated into English and published by University of Wisconsin Press in in , which he attempted to style in the language of Pushkin s epoch Several weeks before Khodasevich s death his brilliant book of memoirs, Necropolis, was published Although severely partisan, the book is invaluable for its ingenious characterizations of Maxim Gorky, Andrei Bely, and Mikhail Gershenzon.
Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB their deaths Khodasevich s portraits deal with revolution, disillusionment, emigration, suicide, the vocation of the poet, and the place of the artist in society One of the greatest memoirs in Russian literature, Necropolis is a compelling work from an overlooked writer whose gifts for observation and irony show the early twentieth century Russian literary scene in a new and intimate light."/>
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- Vladislav Khodasevich
- 25 March 2017 Vladislav Khodasevich