Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Petersburg: Crucible of Cultural Revolution” as Want to Read:
Petersburg: Crucible of Cultural Revolution
One of the most creative periods of Russian culture and the most energized period of the Revolution coincided in the fateful years 1913-1931. During this time both the Party and the intellectuals of Petersburg strove to transform backward Russia into a nation so advanced it would shine like a beacon for the rest of the world. Yet the end result was the Stalinist culture of ...more
Published January 20th 1998 by Harvard University Press
(first published 1995)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
p.74 – On Saturday, February 25, 1917, a new production of M. Lermontov’s play Masquerade (1835) opened at the Imperial Alexandrinsky Theatre. The play – very approximately a Russian Othello in that it is a tragedy in which the hero is tricked into believing his wife is unfaithful to him and learns his mistake only after he has killed her – was originally meant to be staffed for the one-hundredth anniversary of Lermontov’s birth, in October 1914, but bureaucratic problems and the outbreak of Wor ...more