Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0098: pleasure in travel

PBC 98 explores the general beauty of the southern Russian landscape, particularly its radiant sea- and riverscapes, the Don River and the Black Sea. The Don is described as “blessedly quiet and clear”; it embraces the poet and her friends as they swim (W229). In another instance, the beauty of the Don is intoxicating (W226). The sea dances and murmurs that provides an unparalleled peaceful contentedness for witnesses watching it way in motion (W230). Still another instance distantly associates the southern sea and sun to “resurrection” (W334).


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