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  R. Goldt. Demons of Masquerade. The Problem of Mask, Countenance and Personality in the Work of Fedor Stepun and Vjacheslav Ivanov
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R. Goldt. Demons of Masquerade. The Problem of Mask, Countenance and Personality in the Work of Fedor Stepun and Vjacheslav Ivanov

Through a comparative analysis of the views expressed by Stepun and some of the leading figures in the literature of the Russian ‘Silver Age’, the paper argues the Stepun, alongside with Fedor Sollogub and Maximilan Voloshin, was one of the few intellectuals of his time who recognized the human striving for existential masquerade as something with the right to exist.