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Tom Roberts

, generated a sense of crisis and rupture, the strategies formulated by Russian modernism for combatting such fragmentation were truly Copernican in scope: as Kelly persuasively argues, the modernist appeal to transcendence through matter, rather than mind, constituted no less than an “alternative modernity


virtually simul- taneously three revolutions took place to swiftly change the destiny o f the en- tire world as i f in one triple bout: the one-warrior Copernican revolution, the French Revolution, and the American Revolution. From this vantage, it be- comes clear that, as far as oblique Kantianism is


(and hence Dantean) view o f the cosmos, asserting explicitly the falseness o f the Copernican view. Proceeding from this point, he uses relativistic mathematics to "prove" t h a t the boundary between earth and heaven, between the tem- poral and the transcendent, lies on a Ptolemaic ellipsoid surface


translated Fontenelle's Entre- tiens sur la pluralite des mondes, by means o f which, it is asserted, he revealed himself to be an exponent o f the Copernican system, a concrete step in the direction o f the acceptance o f materialist philosophy. Equally progressive was his adoption o f classicism as a

1971; and the annual Bibliografia Historii Polakie,j includes an additional 212 items from the rok Kopernika of 1973 alone. In the last decade the Copernican bibliography has continued to grow. In the face of such massive coverage, one might well ask in reviewing the present volume whether we need

Toncho Zhechev

of that time is to be impressed by the Copernican revolution in the national consciousness, carried out under the fresh impact of the dramatic developments. From this music, art, poetry, and prose is shouted the whole untouched naivete of patriarchal Bulgaria fal- ling into a precipice, perishing in

James P. Scanlan, Michael Gershenzon, Edna Lippman Lief and V. Pecherin

- tion of the Copernican theory.-TRANS. 231 was the daily routine of poor Father Pecherin during the twenty-three years he spent as chaplain of Mater Misericordiae hospital. It fell to his lot to care for the multitude of patients during the cholera and smallpox epidemics. His love was so great that