Frances Nethercott, University of St Andrews, in Slavic Review Vol. 71, No. 1 (2012), pp. 186-187.
“In a series of fresh readings of the early 20th century Russian philosophers, Anna Lisa Crone has forever changed the received truths about this era. Fin-de-siècle discoveries in sexuality and sublimation have never seemed so exciting. Arguably, this is the best book on Russian spiritual culture in any language.”
Alexander Etkind, Cambridge University
" [...] this volume presents a fascinating study of four crucial Russian religious thinkers and their interest in, and writing about, the relationship of love and creativity. Furthermore, it is unique, perhaps since the work of William James, in its own creative blend of the fields of philosophy, religion, and psychology. I recommend it strongly to all readers, with or without a background in Russian culture."
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in: Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, Vol. 52, Nos. 1-2, pp. 145-147.