The Symphonies
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Columbia University Press, 2021.
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Andrei Bely., & Andrei Bely|AUTHOR. (2021). The Symphonies . Columbia University Press.

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Andrei Bely and Andrei Bely|AUTHOR. 2021. The Symphonies. Columbia University Press.

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Andrei Bely and Andrei Bely|AUTHOR. The Symphonies Columbia University Press, 2021.

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Andrei Bely, and Andrei Bely|AUTHOR. The Symphonies Columbia University Press, 2021.

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The Symphonies are quintessential works of modernist innovation in which Bely developed an evocative mythology and distinctive aesthetics. Influenced by Russian Symbolism, Bely believed that the role of modern artists was to imbue seemingly small details with cosmic significance. The Symphonies depict the drabness of daily life with distinct irony and satire-and then soar out of turn-of-the-century Moscow into the realm of the infinite and eternal. They conjure worlds that resemble our own but reveal elements of artifice and magic, hinting at mystical truths and the complete transfiguration of life. Showcasing the protean quality of Bely's language and storytelling, Jonathan Stone's translation of the Symphonies features some of the most captivating and beguiling writing of Russia's Silver Age.
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