Idyll, history, rationality: city images in “Real Journey to Germany in 1835” by Nikolay Gretsch
... the images of the German cities, Lubeck and Hamburg, presented in Nikolay Gretsch’s travelogue “The real trip to Germany in 1835”. The author determines the link between the images of the two cities and the tradition of describing Germany as an idyllic place. This tradition was widespread in Russian literature at the end of the 18th century — first half of the 19th century. In Gretsch’s text, Lubeck and Hamburg are depicted as idyllic but to different degrees. The locus of Lubeck is a homogeneous,...
«Cultivate Your Garden»: Natural Existence Utopia of Enlightenment Man in Park and Garden Landscapes (on the Example of “Life and Adventures” by Andrei Bolotov)
... искусство эпохи Просвещения //
Культура эпохи Просвещения. М., 1993.
landscape utopia, place utopia, aberration of memorialist’s point of
view, sentimental pantheism, rural garden idyll, antinomic character of Enlightenment culture.