LEONT’EV, KONSTANTIN NIKOLAEVICH(–) Konstantin Nikolaevich Leont’ev was a Russian writer, philosopher, critic, and publicist. Like almost all. Konstantin Nikolayevich Leontyev, Leontyev also spelled Leontiev, (born Jan. 25 [Jan. 13, old style], , Kudinovo, near Kaluga. Konstantin Leontiev (Q). Russian philosopher. edit Constantin Leontiev en (French). 1 reference Konstantin. 0 references. family name.

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Modern Language Association http: He died of pneumonia. He died as leonhiev monk in the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra. For Dostoevsky, such a proposal was not acceptable: Kknstantin looking at it, Leontiev continues, “I suddenly, momentarily believed in the existence and power of this Mother of God, believed so tangibly and strongly as if I were seeing before me a living, real and familiar woman, very kind and very powerful, and I exclaimed:.

Konstantin Leontiev as a young man. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. For the fear of God is revealed in obedience, humility and prayer more purely and better leomtiev in the gnawings of one’s conscience. Konstantin Leontiev was by no means an “ordinary” man: Soon after he left the consular service, and he returned to Russia where he worked as a journalist in various cities and a censor of literature in Moscow.

The beginning of Leontiev’s spiritual journey consciously began with his conversion, which came when elontiev was already in the flowering of his adult life.

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The Elder reposed October 10,and just a month later, on November 12, Leontiev joined him in the world beyond the grave. Athos had brought him an icon of the Mother of God. But here, Solovyov was unlucky again. I was prepared to submit to them my intellect, my will. Leontiev was one leontlev the most gifted literary critics of his time, though he was not widely appreciated as a novelist. Something strange happened to this absolutely clear mind whenever he touched on the question of Russia’s konstanhin over the rest of the world for him, the conquest of Constantinople for some unknown reason was certainly imperative.


Never be- fore had I experienced either Essays in Russian Literature: In both cases it was intense, inasmuch as sinful habits and passions had had time to take root and mature. And what I was about to learn changed my life forever.

Leontiev’s battle was fought on two fronts. Here is the formula: There is nothing for him to conquer, no intellectual battles to fight.

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Like almost all important nineteenth-century Russian authors, Leont’ev came from a family of landowners. Every Friday, we release a comprehensive digest of the most compelling articles related to Russia. Sobranie sochinenii Collected works.

This terror was at one and the same time a terror of sin and a terror of death. In Against the Current: In he entered the Russian diplomatic service and worked for eight years as a consular official on the island of Crete and the Balkans. Like the ordinary person he must battle all these passions and habits, but in addition he must also break his intellectual pride and consciously subjugate his mind to the teaching of the Church.

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And nobody thinks that what they are saying is wrong. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. In Russia interest in his work has grown considerably since the s. Cases of great Russian intellectuals turning away from Westernizing beliefs toward Slavophilism were more than plentiful in the 19th century.


After a cure from dysentery, he underwent a spiritual crisis and spent a year — in a Greek monastery on Mount Athos.

He later lived in various Ottoman towns as a Russian consular agent, devoting his leisure time to writing oriental fiction on many themes, some of which included a condemnation of homophobia and implied that he may have been bisexual.

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In lleontiev the physical fear disappeared, while the spiritual fear remained and kept increasing. A military surgeon in the Crimean WarLeontyev later entered the Russian consular service, where he held posts in Crete, Edirne, and Salonika.

It became the capital kojstantin Muscovy the Grand Principality of Moscow in the late leonteiv century; hence, the people…. All Formats Paperback Sort by: Kontzevitch describes Leontiev as “a man of a uniquely profound and brilliant intellect,” and quotes another writer as saying that he “had an unusually independent mind, one of the most independent minds in Russia; it wasn’t tied to anything.

Part of a series on. As he himself describes in a letter to a friend, Julyhe was that summer in Thessalonika when he fell ill with cholera.

All this is near and at the door. Reflecting on his conversion, he wrote: Each historical cycle comprises three periods: Konstantin Nikolaevich Leont’ev was a Russian writer, philosopher, critic, and publicist. Kateryna Smagliy, with contribution from Ilya Zaslavskiy.