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100 1  Boele, Otto 
245 10 Erotic Nihilism in Late Imperial Russia :|bThe Case of 
       Mikhail Artsybashev's Sanin 
264  1 Madison :|bUniversity of Wisconsin Press,|c2009 
264  4 |c©2009 
300    1 online resource (271 pages) 
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505 0  Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- 
       Acknowledgments -- A Note on Transliteration, Translation,
       and Dates -- Introduction -- 1. From Onegin to Bazarov: 
       The Canon of Epoch-making Heroes -- 2. Sanin: A Hero of 
       Our Time? -- 3. Counterliterature: The Search for Poetic 
       Justice -- 4. The Pornographic Roman à Thèse: Publication,
       Censorship, Ban -- 5. Sanin and Its Readers: A Bible for 
       an Entire Generation? -- 6. Hard-core Saninism: The Case 
       of the Free Love Leagues -- 7. Muscles for Money: Sanin as
       Ex-student -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes -- Index 
520    Banned shortly after its publication in 1907, the Russian 
       novel Sanin scandalized readers with the sexual exploits 
       of its eponymous hero. Wreaking havoc on the fictional 
       town he visits in Mikhail Artsybashev's story, the 
       character Sanin left an even deeper imprint on the psyche 
       of the real-life Russian public. Soon "Saninism" became 
       the buzzword for the perceived faults of the nation. Seen 
       as promoting a wave of hedonistic, decadent behavior, the 
       novel was suppressed for decades, leaving behind only the 
       rumor of its supposedly epidemic effect on a vulnerable 
       generation of youth. Who were the Saninists, and what was 
       their "teaching" all about? Delving into police reports, 
       newspaper clippings, and amateur plays, Otto Boele finds 
       that Russian youth were not at all swept away by the self-
       indulgent lifestyle of the novel's hero. In fact, Saninism
       was more smoke than fire--a figment of the public 
       imagination triggered by anxieties about the revolution of
       1905 and the twilight of the Russian empire. The reception
       of the novel, Boele shows, reflected much deeper worries 
       caused by economic reforms, an increase in social mobility,
       and changing attitudes toward sexuality. Showing how 
       literary criticism interacts with the age-old medium of 
       rumor, Erotic Nihilism in Late Imperial Russia offers a 
       meticulous analysis of the scandal's coverage in the 
       provincial press and the reactions of young people who 
       appealed to their peers to resist the novel's nihilistic 
       message. By examining the complex dialogue between readers
       and writers, children and parents, this study provides 
       fascinating insights into Russian culture on the eve of 
       World War I 
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       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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650  0 Ar'tsybashev, M 
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