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By Elizabeth Allen

A Fallen Idol continues to be a God elucidates the old forte and value of the seminal nineteenth-century Russian poet, playwright, and novelist Mikhail Iurevich Lermontov (1814-1841). It does so by means of demonstrating that Lermontov's works illustrate the situation of dwelling in an epoch of transition. Lermontov's specific epoch was once that of post-Romanticism, a time whilst the twilight of Romanticism used to be 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 though limited to his transitional epoch, Lermontov didn't succumb to it; in its place, 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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