Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the by Marc Nichanian,G. Goshgarian,Jeff Fort

By Marc Nichanian,G. Goshgarian,Jeff Fort

“Pagan lifestyles seduces me a bit extra with every one passing day. If it have been attainable this present day, i might switch my faith and might joyfully include poetic paganism,” wrote the Armenian poet Daniel Varuzhan in 1908. throughout the seven years that remained in his lifestyles, he wrote mostly during this “pagan” vein. If it was once a creative endeavour, why then may still artwork be outlined in connection with faith? And which faith accurately? used to be Varuzhan echoing Schelling’s Philosophy of Art?

Mourning Philology attracts on Varuzhan and his paintings to offer a historical past of the nationwide mind's eye, that's additionally a heritage of nationwide philology, as a response to the 2 major philological innovations of the 19th century: mythological faith and the local. In its first half, the e-book therefore offers an account of the successive levels of orientalist philology. The final episode during this tale of nationwide emergence came about in 1914 in Constantinople, while the literary magazine Mehyan collected round Varuzhan the nice names to return of Armenian literature within the diaspora

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