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Author Tolstai︠a︡, Elena, author

Title Akim Volynsky : a hidden Russian-Jewish prophet / by Helen Tolstoy ; translated and copyedited by Simon Cook
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studia Judaeoslavica, 1876-6153 ; volume 11
Contents Akim Volynsky: A Hidden Russian-Jewish Prophet; Copyright; Contents; 1 Volynsky in Retrospect; Volynsky Known and Unknown; Jewish Themes; A Russian-Jewish Philosopher?; Volynsky in Russian Literary History; 2 A Jewish Journalist; Origins; A Jewish Polemicist; An Idealist; A Spinozist; "Zion and Calvary"; "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty"; Volynsky as a "Spinoza"; 3 Toward Tolstoy; Above Denominations; Tolstoy as a Philosopher; First Jewish-Christian Typologies; Getting to Yasnaya Polyana; A Talk about Solov'ev; Later Revaluations of Tolstoy; Brother Akim; A Forerunner
4 Russian CriticsCauses of Decline; Belinsky; Dobroliubov; Chernyshevsky; Pisarev; Dostoevsky as a Critic; 5 Against Decadence; An Anti-Nietzschean; The Marxist Episode; "An underground mine"; Lou Salome; A Tramp Who was a Decadent; Decline and Demise; 6 Dostoevsky; The Dostoevsky Controversy; A Talk about Inner Truth; Language of Flesh and Metaphysics of Soul; "Dostoevsky under the sign of Apollo"; Modern Estimations; A Religious Philosopher; 7 Theater; Moving to Khodotov; Volynsky and Gorky; At Komissarzhevskaya's; A Shift to the Left; At Apollon; Dymov and Asch on Volynsky
A Guru of Russian Ballet8 The Jewish Side of the Argument; A Humanist; Vol'fila; The Four Gospels; The Jewish Worldview; "Habima"; The Jewish Theater. Article 1; The Third Testament of Akim Volynsky; Stuck with His Head in the Firmament; Ariosophy Inside Out; Volynsky's Apocalypse; 9 Rembrandt; The Rembrandt Cult and Argument; Volynsky's Rembrandt; Was Rembrandt a Jew?; Rosicrucianism; Habima; The New People and the Cult of Thought; Index
Summary "In Akim Volynsky: A Hidden Russian-Jewish Prophet Helen Tolstoy goes far beyond the accepted image of Akim Volynsky as a controversial literary critic of the 1890s who ran the first journal of Russian Symbolists, promoted philosophic idealism and proposed the first modernist reading of Dostoevsky. This book, through the study of periodicals and archive materials, offers a new view of Volynsky as a champion of Symbolist theater, supporter of Jewish playwrights, an ardent partisan of Habima theater and finally, a theoretician of Jewish theater. Throughout his life, Volynsky was a seeker of a Jewish-Christian synthesis, both religious and moral. His grand universalist view made him the first to see the true value of leading Russian writers - his contemporaries Tolstoy and Dostoevsky"-- Provided by publisher
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SUBJECT Volynskiĭ, A. L., 1863-1926.
Volynskiĭ, A. L., 1863-1926. fast (OCoLC)fst00192895
Subject Critics -- Russia -- Biography
Dance critics -- Russia -- Biography
Dance critics.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cook, Simon, translator and copyeditor
LC no. 2016038403
ISBN 9789004335325
Other Titles Bednyĭ ryt︠s︡arʹ, intellektualʹnoe stranstvie Akima Volynskogo. English