Title

Tropical Moscow. Narratives of Deep Time in Nineteenth-Century Russia

Abstract

The article focuses on the vast topic of geology as it appears in various texts in Russian literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as in art. Among other matters, Theory of Earth, “geognosy” and “stratigraphy” are analyzed along with a large number of literary examples and intercultural parallels. The article includes several historical illustrations.

Publisher

Elsevier Science

Publication Date

6-1-2020

Publication Title

Russian Literature

Department

Russian and East European Studies

Additional Department

Russian

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1016/J.RUSLIT.2020.07.009

Keywords

Fossilized man, Lomonosov, Venetsianov, Karl Rouillier, Turgenev, Tolstoi, Geology in literature

Language

English

Format

text

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