Solovyov’s Followers: A. Blok – the Knight of the Stranger. Article 1. The Creation of a Beautiful Lady


  • Vsevolod Kuznetsov Vinnytsia National Technical University
  • Lubov Nerusheva Kotsiubynskyj State Teachers' training University of Vinnytsia



A. Blok, Beautiful Lady, Erotosophia, V. Solovyov, Eternal Feminineness.


This work continues the series of articles devoted to erotosophia of the Silver Age. It deals with the formation of Blok’s philosophy of Love and gender. The authors raise the issue of relations between Blok’s erotosophia and the V. Solovyov’s philosophy of Eternal Feminineness. The problem in question is whether Blok can be considered to be Solovyov’s disciple or not. The article treats the representation of the poet’s point of view about Eternal Feminineness and his peculiar views on religion and mysticism. The authors analyse in details Blok’s texts devoted to Beautiful Lady and the history of relationship between him and Liubov Dmitrievna Mendeleeva-Blok, known as so called “Earthly Embodiment of the Universal Source of Feminineness”.

Author Biographies

Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Vinnytsia National Technical University

Senior lecturer at the Department of Philosophy

Lubov Nerusheva, Kotsiubynskyj State Teachers' training University of Vinnytsia

Lecturer at the Department of History of Philosophy


Abaev, N. V. (1983). Ch'an Buddhism and the culture of mental activity in medieval China. [In Russian]. Novosibirsk: Nauka.

Beketova, M. A. (1990). Memories of Alexander Blok. [In Russian]. Moscow: Pravda.

Blok, A. (1960-1963). Collected works in 8 vol. [In Russian]. Moscow, & Leningrad: GIHL.

Blok, A. (1971). Collected works in 6 vol. [In Russian]. Moscow: Pravda.

Blok, A. (1978). Letters to wife. [In Russian]. Moscow: Nauka.

Blok, A. (1965). Notebooks. [In Russian]. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya Literatura.

Coelho P. The Alchemist. [In Russian]. Moscow: Troyka.

Dal, V. I. (1903–1909). Explanatory Dictionary of the Live Great Russian language in 4 vol. [In Russian]. St. Petersburg & Moscow: Association of M. O. Wolf.

Dolgopolov, L. (1980). Alexander Blok: personality and creative work. [In Russian]. Leningrad: Nauka.

Dolgopolov, L. K. (1988). Andrei Bely and his novel «Petersburg». [In Russian]. Leningrad: Sovetsky pisatel.

Etkind, A. (1998). Khlyst (Sects, Literature and Revolution). [In Russian]. Moscow: New Literary Observer.

Florovsky, G. V. (1991). The Ways of Russian Theology. [In Russian]. Kiyv: Put k Istine.

Goryunkov, S. V. (2010). Unknown Ancient Russia, or How to learn a language epics. [In Russian]. St. Petersburg: Aletheia.

Gryakalova, N. Yu. (1991). To the genesis of the imagery of Blok's early lyric poetry (Ya. Polonsky and Vl. Soloviev). [In Russian]. In Yu. K. Gerasimov et al. (Eds.), Alexander Blok: Research and Materials (pp. 49-63). Leningrad: Nauka.

Isupov, K. G. (1991). Blok's historicism and the symbolist mythology of history (introduction to the problem). [In Russian]. In Yu. K. Gerasimov et al. (Eds.), Alexander Blok: Research and Materials (pp. 3-21). Leningrad: Nauka.

Kerlot, H. E. (1994). Vocabulary of Symbols. [In Russian]. Moscow: REFL-book.

Kling, O. (2009). Mythologeme of «Ewige Weiblichkeit» (Eternal Femininity) in the gender discourse of Russian Symbolists and Post-Symbolists. [In Russian]. In E. Shore, K. Haider, & G. Zvereva (Eds.), Sex. Gender. Culture: German and Russian Studies (pp. 438-452). Moscow: RSUH.

Kuznetsov, V. G. (2000). Russian way. [In Russian]. In V. G. Kuznetsov, & L. G. Nerusheva, Universe of Russia: truth and imaginary (pp. 7-197). Vinnytsia: Usatyuk.

Maksimov, D. E. (1981). Poetry and prose of Alexander Blok. [In Russian]. Leningrad: Sovetsky pisatel.

Maksimov, D. E. (1986). Russian poets of the beginning of the XX century. [In Russian]. Leningrad: Sovetsky pisatel.

Maslin, M. A. (Ed.). (2007). Russian philosophy: Encyclopedia. [In Russian]. Moscow: Algorithm.

Oldie H. L. (1997). The Messiah cleans the disk. [In Russian]. Moscow: EKSMO.

Pianykh, M. F. (Ed.). (1990). Alexander Blok, Andrei Bely: Dialogue of poets about Russia and the revolution. [In Russian]. Moscow: Vysshaya Shkola.

Plyuhanova, M. B. (1982). Some features of personal consciousness in Russia XVII. [In Russian]. In V. A. Karpushin, (Ed.), Artistic language of the Middle Ages (рр. 184-200). Moscow: Nauka.

Solovyov, B. I. (1980). Poet and his feat. [In Russian]. Moscow: Sovetsky pisatel.

Solovyov V. S. Russia and the Universal Church. [In Russian]. Moscow: Fabula.

Uspenskij, B. A. (1982). Tsar and impostor: imposture in Russia as a cultural-historical phenomenon. [In Russian]. In V. A. Karpushin, (Ed.), Artistic language of the Middle Ages (рр. 201-235). Moscow: Nauka.

Vatsuro, V. E, et al. (Eds.). (1980). Alexander Blok in the memoirs of his contemporaries. A series of literary memoirs (Vol. 1-2). [In Russian]. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya Literatura.

Yolshina, T. A. (2010). On the special role of Vl. Solovyov in the ideological and artistic dialogue of A. Blok and V. Rozanov. [In Russian]. Solovyov studies, 2(26), 22-29.


Abstract views: 367



How to Cite

Kuznetsov, V., & Nerusheva, L. (2012). Solovyov’s Followers: A. Blok – the Knight of the Stranger. Article 1. The Creation of a Beautiful Lady. Sententiae, 27(2), 97–145.






Download data is not yet available.