By Elizabeth Allen

A Fallen Idol remains to be a God elucidates the historic strong point and importance of the seminal nineteenth-century Russian poet, playwright, and novelist Mikhail Iurevich Lermontov (1814-1841). It does so by way of demonstrating that Lermontov's works illustrate the of dwelling in an epoch of transition. Lermontov's specific epoch used to be that of post-Romanticism, a time while the twilight of Romanticism was once dimming however the sunrise of Realism had but to seem. via shut and comparative readings, the booklet explores the singular metaphysical, mental, moral, and aesthetic ambiguities and ambivalences that mark Lermontov's works, and tellingly mirror the transition out of Romanticism and the character of post-Romanticism. total, the e-book unearths that, even supposing constrained to his transitional epoch, Lermontov didn't succumb to it; as an alternative, he probed its personality and evoked its old import. And the e-book concludes that Lermontov's works have resonance for our transitional period within the early twenty-first century as well.

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