IMAGES ‘OF TRAVELLING’: TROIKA, TRAPS, CARRIAGE ATTENDANTS AND POSTMASTERS IN BYT AND IN THE RUSSIAN LITERATURE OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE 1800s In the Russian literature of the 1800s, the means of transport – an object linked to ‘byt’, that is, to the customs and to the daily life of the period – often becomes the protagonist of an artistic text, the bearer of a spectrum of particular meanings of the culture of the period. Drawing inspiration from a very popular pictorial theme of the first half of the 19th century, that of the various types of transport pulled by horses – so richly represented in fine art prints ‘Daziaro’ –, the paper brings to light the main linguistic-literary aspects which are closely linked to the historical-social particularity of Russian space. The importance of the length of the journey – the ‘road’ – in the Russian culture and the centrality of some categories, such as ‘slowness’ and ‘speed’, are analysed in the work of authors, such as A. Puškin, N. Gogol’ and V. Sollogub.

Immagini 'di viaggio': trojke, calessi, postiglioni e mastri di posta nel byt e nella letteratura russa della prima metà dell'Ottocento

Mingati, Adalgisa
2013

Abstract

IMAGES ‘OF TRAVELLING’: TROIKA, TRAPS, CARRIAGE ATTENDANTS AND POSTMASTERS IN BYT AND IN THE RUSSIAN LITERATURE OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE 1800s In the Russian literature of the 1800s, the means of transport – an object linked to ‘byt’, that is, to the customs and to the daily life of the period – often becomes the protagonist of an artistic text, the bearer of a spectrum of particular meanings of the culture of the period. Drawing inspiration from a very popular pictorial theme of the first half of the 19th century, that of the various types of transport pulled by horses – so richly represented in fine art prints ‘Daziaro’ –, the paper brings to light the main linguistic-literary aspects which are closely linked to the historical-social particularity of Russian space. The importance of the length of the journey – the ‘road’ – in the Russian culture and the centrality of some categories, such as ‘slowness’ and ‘speed’, are analysed in the work of authors, such as A. Puškin, N. Gogol’ and V. Sollogub.
Paesaggi lontani e meravigliosi: l'antica Russia nelle stampe tesine del Museo Puškin di Mosca
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Provincia autonoma di Trento - Castello del Buonconsiglio. Monumenti e collezioni provinciali
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Mingati, Adalgisa
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