This article addresses the various manifestations of a new fascination with melancholy, as it developed in various sectors of Russian society early in the 20th century. The new atmosphere seemed, in part at least, a response to rapid social change, and it joined popular moods to discussions by leading intellectuals. The result provides a distinctive cultural moment in Russian history, and contributes as well to the larger study of emotions in history.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science