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dc.contributor.authorWells, David
dc.identifier.citationWells, David. 2003. The Symbolic Structure of Andrei Bely's Pervoe svidanie: Echoes of Wagner and Steiner. Slavonic and East European Review 81(2): 201-216.

This article examines two particular elements that inform the symbolic structure of Pervoe svidanie and investigates how they combine to further Belyi's thematic aims. The first of these is the Wagnerian concept of leitmotiv; the second is a view of spiritual education derived substantially from theosophical and anthroposophical thought and particularly from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner. The two intersect in the colour imagery that Belyi employs in his poem, which becomes not only a major source of its emotional and structural unity, but also a vehicle for the integration of the poem's realist and symbolic impulses.

dc.publisherW. Maney/UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
dc.titleThe Symbolic Structure of Andrei Bely's Pervoe svidanie: Echoes of Wagner and Steiner
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleSlavonic and East European Review
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curtin.facultyVice Chancellory
curtin.facultyUniversity Library

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