Edited by means of Anna Balakian, this quantity marks the 1st try and speak about Symbolism in a whole variety of the literatures written within the ecu languages. The scope of those analyses, which discover Latin the USA, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria in addition to West eu literatures, maintains to make the quantity a important reference this day. As René Wellek indicates in his historiographic contribution, the fifty-one participants not just make us imagine afresh approximately person authors who're “giants,” but in addition draw us to think again colleges and activities of their neighborhood in addition to overseas contexts. Reviewers remark that this “copious and intelligently dependent” anthology, divided into 8 components, lines the conceptual bases and emergence of a global Symbolist move, exhibiting the unfold of Symbolism to different nationwide literatures from French resources, in addition to the symbiotic variations of Symbolism via appropriation and amalgamation with neighborhood literary tendencies. numerous chapters take care of the relationships among literature and the opposite arts, pointing to Symbolism at paintings in portray, tune, and theatre. different chapters at the mental features of the Symbolist process attach in attention-grabbing how one can a imaginative and prescient of metaphor and fable as nearly musical notation and an experimental emphasis at the play afforded by means of gaps among phrases. the amount is “a significant contribution” to “the most vital exponents” and “essential topics” of Symbolism. The theoretical, old, and typological sections of the amount support clarify why the influence of this significant circulate of the fin-de-siècle is nonetheless felt this present day.
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