|I. PRE-REVOLUTIONARY ART19|
|The intelligentsia which stood aloof. "The Islanders".|
|The culture-skimmers. The Ralliés. Reform in the
Church. The retainer-quality in literature. Individualism and mysticism. Romanticism and Anthroposophy.|
|II. THE LITERARY "FELLOW-TRAVELERS" OF THE|
|Transitional art--a new Soviet populism. Kliuev, a revolutionary "fellow-traveler". Yessenin and the Imagists.|
|The unformed realism of the "Serapion Fraternity". The
retrogressional realism of Pilnyak. Rustic or Peasantsinging poets. The "Changing Landmarks" group. Neoclassicism or "revolutionary conservatism".|
|III. ALEXANDER BLOK116|
| Blok's place in Russian literature. The pre-revolutionary
element of Blok's symbolism. Why "The Twelve" is not
a poem of the Revolution. Dualism. Blok and the
|Its Bohemian origin. The break with the past. The component elements of Russian Futurism. Mayakovsky and
the Revolution. Futurism, a link between the creative
intelligentsia and the people.|
|V. THE FORMALIST SCHOOL OF POETRY AND|
|The Formalist opposition to Marxism. The reduction of
poetry to etymology and syntax. Art for art's sake and
materialist dialectics. The argumentations of Shklovsky|
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Book title: Literature and Revolution.
Contributors: Leon Trotsky - Author.
Publisher: University of Michigan Press.
Place of publication: Ann Arbor, MI.
Publication year: 1971.
Page number: 7.
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