Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0097: dread of the future

PBC 97, for now associated with a single author, evokes dread associated with historic disasters and ominous phenomena from ancient narratives. A warm Moscow night under the lights brings forth the sights and sounds of Herculaneum before being covered with Vesuvius’s molten lava (W344). The banks of the Neva in the capital transport witnesses of the bloody Revolution to the animal sacrifices at yearly festivals of the Scythians, an emblematic self-destructive people (W342). This PBC shows a literary understanding of unprecedented, unpredictable present circumstances through ancient events, both historical and mythic.


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