NABOKV-L post 0014478, Sat, 23 Dec 2006 02:46:13 +0300

Fw: good example of poshlust
A good example of poshlust found in Gorki's "Man" (Chelovek):

"Faith (Vera) with her dark eyes looks into his [Man's] rebellious face and awaits when she can calmly embrace him..." (zhdiot ego v svoi spokoinye ob'iatiia, can not translate the phrase's ending adequately)

A little further into Gorki's piece, Poshlost' is called "daughter of the vile Boredom" that in turn is called "daughter of Idleness." Poshlost' is thus a grand-daughter of Idleness (Len').

Alexey Sklyarenko

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