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The revolution of sex in the life and creative consciousness of D.S. Merezhkovsky and Z.N. Hippius (article two)

V.A. Sarychev
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Sarychev Vladimir A.,

Doctor of Philology, Professor of the Russian Language and

Literature Department,

Semenov-Tyan-Shansky Lipetsk State Pedagogical University



The article represents another stage of study of social-religious D.S. Merezhkovsky and Z.N. Hippius’s experiment which was aimed at transformation of spiritual-bodily nature of a human-being. The author analyzed philosophical-publiсistic sources thoroughly as well as letters and memoirs and it enabled the author to show that the idea of religious “gender transformation”, used as a basis by Z. Hippius in her relationship with D.V. Philosophov, revealed its inverted-erotic nature, served a reason for gradual destruction of the utopian “The Main”.

Keywords: creativity of life, sacred flesh, the community of the transformed gender, new Christian love, Z. Hippius, D.V. Philosophov.



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