Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0043: joy at coming order

PBC 43 expresses ecstasy at the prospect in the near future of the new Bolshevik order. The political leaning of PBC 43 is Bolshevik. Works frequently mention the “edge” – the edge of time and the edge of great change. Seen through the metaphor of blazing light, “eternal ecstasy” is imagined as a “universal flame” that “will sparkle from West to East” (W55). The edge of time and space itself is “fiery” (W0251). W0257 describes the edge of the horizon as “rosy-crimson mist” where coming centuries smile at the present day, implying that the dreams of revolution are coming true.


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