Category Archives: Rozanov, Vasily

“Three wedding songs” – a work of art (and performance ethnography) by Olga Alexandrova

The work of performance art that is the subject of this post isn’t new.  Udmurt by birth, Olga Alexandrova (a brief bio for her can be found here) first performed her “Three wedding songs” in 1994, and she has performed … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 2

[… continued from last post] ◊ Hutton, Sarah, Anne Conway : A Woman Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).  I referred to this book in my entry for David Byrne, whose work is in many ways comparable.  Both authors have … Continue reading

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Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness

For they shall be filled. Until now my writing here hasn’t dealt with “current events,” and to the extent it’s been political, it’s been in the past tense (of more-or-less distant history).  But in this post I’m going to break … Continue reading

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Joan Osborne and the Funk Brothers perform “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”

I would like to think that Rozanov would have greatly enjoyed this video clip of Joan Osborne singing “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” in the 2002 documentary film, Standing in the Shadows of Motown.  Osborne is here backed (or is … Continue reading

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Vasily Rozanov, from Solitaria and Fallen Leaves

I’ve mentioned Rozanov, in passing, and an aphorism of his is here on the masthead, but I haven’t really written about him yet.  I will, but in lieu of that, this post shares some of his wonderful writing.  The translations … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“A Journalist with the Soul of a Metaphysician and Mystic”

Such is the title of an article by V. A. Fateev on Vasily Rozanov (1856-1919) that was published in Russian Studies in Philosophy, vol. 47, no. 3 (Winter 2008-9), pp. 7-33.  The piece had originally appeared, in Russian, in the … Continue reading

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