publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Il Paradosso Dello Spirito Russo: Piero Gobetti and the Genius of Liberal Revolution

Ransome, Elizabeth;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Harvard University
This dissertation examines Piero Gobetti’s activity as a student of Russian language and culture, and proposes that it be understood as a formative phase in a larger process of self-construction, through which Gobetti attempted to incarnate the ideal figure of the Genius. Gobetti, an icon of the Italian antifascist resistance, has long been known to have nurtured a particular interest in Russian culture, but the details of his engagement with Russian language, literature and history have generally been left aside in discussions of his accomplishments, or presented as a response to the October revolution. Examination of Gobetti’s personal library, his publis...
free text keywords: History, European, Literature, Slavic and East European, History, Modern
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