The Synthesis of Binary Oppositions «Two in One», «Three in One» and «Five Against Four» in D.Merezhkovsky’s Religious Publicism

Mykola Rashkevych 1
  • 1 Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, Lviv, General Tchyprynka Street 49, , Lviv, Ukraine


The article presents a differentiation of connotations for the following numbers: one, two, three, four and five from the Dmytro Merezhkovsky’s journalistic program. The implicative nature of the numbers is already established. On its basis there is the synthesis of binary oppositions with religious and philosophical directions and additional extrapolation of the number system into Russian political and cultural areas in the first half of 20th century. The purpose of this article is to differentiate multiple connotations of author’s images and to demonstrate examples of their use. The subject of this study is also to show the ways of reality reflection in the symbolist journalism. The article presents numerical symbols in D. Merezhkovsky’s publicism.

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