Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 169-187
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Russian Literature and Journalism in the Pre-revolutionary Era: Forms of Interaction and Methodology of Analysis
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Author: Eugenia V. Ivanova
Eugenia V. Ivanova. The Role of Periodicals in the Formation of Symbolism as a Trend

About the author:

Eugenia V. Ivanova, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


Symbolism came into being in three independent circles, which initially did not accept each other. However, the hostility of the dominant literary forces forced the early symbolists to move closer to each other. The association of symbolists in this manner began on the pages of the almanac Severnyye Tsvety and it continued on the pages of the magazines Novyj Put’, Vesy and Zolotoye Runo. As a result, all these new creative forces attached themselves to symbolism. Magazines made symbolism the most fruitful branch of twentieth-century literature.

Keywords: magazines of Russian symbolism, Severnyye Tsvety, Novyj Put’, Vesy, Zolotoye Runo, Trudy i Dni.