9780801485596

Sanin

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801485596

  • ISBN10:

    0801485592

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
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Summary

Thus did Mikhail Artsybashev (1878-1927), whose novels and short stories are suffused with themes of sex, suicide, and murder, describe the reaction to publication in 1907 of Sanin, his second novel. The work provoked heated debates among the Russian reading public, and the journal in which it was published serially was soon closed down by the authorities.

The hero of Artsybashev's novel exhibits a set of new values to be contrasted with the morality of the older Russian intelligentsia. Sanin is an attractive, clever, powerful, life-loving man who is, at the same time, an amoral and carnal animal, bored both by politics and by religion. His extreme individualism greatly appealed to young people in Russia during the twilight years of the Romanov regime. "Saninism" was marked by sensualism, self-gratification, and self-destruction -- and gained in credibility in an atmosphere of moral and spiritual despondency.

Artybashev drew upon a wide range of sources for his inspiration -- Sanin owes debts to Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, Nietzsche's notion of the

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