Thoughts on the Russian demon

Mári, Edit Ilona: Thoughts on the Russian demon. Review on agriculture and rural development, (3) 1. pp. 177-181. (2014)

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The representation of the Demon is not exclusively connected to the Russian literature, art or way of thinking. Moreover, it is not just the specificity of the European Christian culture and religion. In my presentation my aim is to introduce how demon is represented in some examples of the Russian literature. We can find plenteous adaptations of this subject within the religious-theological literature or in the history of the philosophical thinking. This topic can also be found in the holy books of other religions and cultures. Therefore, it takes an outstanding place in the teachings and contemplations of other different cultures. Such folkloric demonology, which was relying on biblical-religious sources, was not typical of the medieval art and literature but its origins were found in pre-Christian eras as well. In the 19th century Russian poetry the representation of the tragic experience of the encounter with the Demon first appeared in Pushkin’s poems. In the Russian literature after Pushkin, we can find numerous instances for the representation of Demon (Devil, Satan etc.): “Devils” by Dostoevsky, the devil hallucination of Ivan Karamazov in his work of “Karamazov brothers”; Fyodor Sologub’s short story “The Petty Demon” “The Little Demon”; Vasily Shukshin’s narrative “Until the Cock Crows Thrice“; Woland, the representation of the Satan in “Master and Margaret” by Bulgakov.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2014
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 177-181
ISSN: 2063-4803
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orosz irodalom története - 19. sz., Orosz irodalom - költészet - 19. sz., Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Mihail Afanas'evičBulgakov
Additional Information: Illusztrációval ; Bibliogr.: 181. p. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 18. 12:24
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 12:45

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