Eros and Creativity in Russian Religious Renewal

The above is the title of a recently published book (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2010) by Anna Lisa Crone.  I just obtained a copy of it via interlibrary loan.  It is clearly a major and important work, and I will probably have much more to say about it after I’ve been able to read more of it.  In a nutshell, Crone examines the converging views (as well as differences) between Russian religious philosophers (Solovyov, Rozanov, Berdyaev, Vysheslavtsev) and secular psychoanalysts (Freud, Jung, Rank) on the subjects of sexuality and creativity.  Sadly, Crone, who was a professor of Russian literature at the University of Chicago, did not live to see this book in print, having passed away last year after a long struggle with cancer.  I found obituaries for her online, here and here.

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