Anastasija Verbickaja, o il decadentismo per le masse

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[automatically translated] 1910 is remembered as the year in Russian cultures When symbolism Declares its crisis, When the post-symbolist movements move Their first steps. But a look at the publishing figures is enough to understand That this process passed unnoticed by the Majority of the reading public. In early XX-th century, Already popular literature was an important and complex phenomenon. The reader of dime novels had no notion of the highbrow movements; the "people's intelligentsia", on the other hand, opposed them as enemies to Their Values of social commitment. Anastasia Verbickaia, one of the leaders of the market in the first two decades of the century, Although her career had started in the same field, in her extremely successful sentimental novel "The Keys to Happiness" Refers Repeatedly to modern cultures. She used, in fact, the names of decadent writers in the same way she included information taken from popular science books or from travel guides - to give the reader the impression to participate on a refined and exclusive world. At the same time, she Contributed to spread in the lower class public information about the newest ideas - a trend That the Soviet regime, heir to the "peoples 'intelligentsia', would not tolerate.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL'anno 1910 in Russia
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Colombo, D. (2012). Anastasija Verbickaja, o il decadentismo per le masse. In L'anno 1910 in Russia (pp. 101-116). (COLLANA DI EUROPA ORIENTALIS).