Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0160: grief at war deaths

This PBC communicates nationalist grief at the loss of life on the European stage of war. With great reverence for “those heroes that stood up for their homeland,” lives sacrificed during World War I are celebrated and mourned (W245). The massive casualties are compared to a “bloody harvest” that leaves the “native land in tears” (W287). Surveying the lost innocence and lives around them, nationalist poets struggle to find hope for their country and fellow Russians during the dark days of war.


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