An edition of Крылья (1906)

Krylia

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An edition of Крылья (1906)

Krylia

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Wings (Russian: Крылья) was the first Russian novel centred on homosexuality. Written by Mikhail Kuzmin, it was printed in 1906 to the consternation of a conservative literary establishment.

The novel deals with teenager Vanya Smurov's attachment to his older, urbane mentor, Larion Stroop, a pederast who initiates him into the world of early Renaissance, Classical and Romantic art. At the close of the first part, Vanya is shocked to learn that the object of his admiration frequents a gay bathhouse. In order to sort out his feelings, Vanya withdraws into the Volga countryside, but his sickening experience with rural women, whose call on him to enjoy his youth turns out to be an awkward attempt at seduction, induces Vanya to accept his Classics teacher's proposal and accompany him in a journey to Italy.

In the last part of the novel, Vanya and Stroop, who is also in Italy, are seen enjoying the smiling climate and stunning artworks of Florence and Rome, while Prince Orsini mentors the delicate youth in the art of hedonism.

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[s.n.]
Language
Russian
Pages
81

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Edition Notes

Photocopy. Berkley, Calif. : Berkley Slavic Specialists, 1978.

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Moskva

Classifications

Library of Congress
PG3467K93 K7 1906a

The Physical Object

Pagination
81 p. :
Number of pages
81

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25456700M
Internet Archive
kryliapovest00kuzmuoft

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