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2022 №26

Author: Mark G. Altshuller
About the author:

Mark G. Altshuller — PhD in Philology, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, Fifth Ave. 4200, PA 15260 Pittsburgh, USA.

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The article examines three texts by Blok, written almost at the same time. In our opinion, the poet describes the horrors of the Russian revolution; he views it as the coming of the Antichrist. Blok foresees the death not only of the old bourgeois world, but also that of the terrible new world brought on by the revolution. The Antichrist, posing as Christ, destroys both the twelve revolutionary criminals and the shabby, mangy cur, who represents the old world with its bourgeois, prostitutes, and priests.

Keywords: “Twelve,” “Scythians,” “Catiline,” symbolism, “eternal femininity,” Christ, Antichrist, Huns, Scythians.
For citation:

Altshuller, M.G. “Alexander Blok’s Revolutionary Trilogy (‘The Twelve,’ ‘The Scythians,’ ‘Catiline’).” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 4 (26), 2022, pp. 202–221. (In Russ.)

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