Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70 х 100 1/16
Pages: 864
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 21-112-00001
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0659-8
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0659-8
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 03.07.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Igor A. Vinogradov
Igor’ A. Vinogradov. N.V. Gogol and censorship. The Relationship of the Artist and the Authorities as Key Problem of Gogol's Heritage. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 864 p. (In Russian). https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0659-8
Keywords: Russian literature, Nikolai Gogol, biography, creativity, censorship, author's intention, interpretations.
Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 624
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/LHL-2712-9020-2021-6
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0657-4
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 10.07.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Galushkin, Alexander Yu.“Every Life Is Interesting…”. On Russian Literature of the First Third of the 20th Century: Selected Articles and Materials, comp. by V.V. Nekhotin, M.L. Spivak, M.A. Frolov. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ.,2021. 624 p. (Series: Literary Heritage Library, issue 6)
Ex. editor: Monika L. Spivak
Keywords: Alexander Galushkin, Russian Formalism, OPOJAZ, ViktorShklovsky, Evgeny Zamyatin, History of Russian literature.
Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70 х 100 1/16
Pages: 386
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
Funder: Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 18-012-90027 (Dostoevsky)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/ 978-5-9208-0662-8
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0662-8
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 04.08.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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F.M. Dostoevsky in Literary and Archival Sources of the Late 19th — the First Third of the 20th Century. Eds. Elena A. Andrushchenko, and Vera M. Vvedenskaya,and Mikhail V. Kozmenko. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 386 p.https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0662-8
Keywords: F.M. Dostoevsky, writers and philosophers of Silver Age, literarycriticism, literary influence, “rewriting of classic”, comparative studies
Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 272
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 21-112-00004
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0654-3
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0654-3
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 09.09.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Mikhail Yu. Ljustrov
Mikhail Yu. Ljustrov. Ludvig Holberg and Russo-Scandinavian Literary Relations in the 18th Century. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 272 p.
Keywords: Ludvig Holberg, Russo-Scandinavian literary relations in 18th Cent.,dramaturgy, moral teaching, Russian history.
Abstract:

The study deals with the reception of the works by a Danish classic writer, comedyThe study deals with the reception of the works by a Danish classic writer, comedydramatist, fabulist, poet, novelist, historian and moralist Ludvig Holberg in Russia ofthe 18th century focusing on the writings translated into Russian from the German,Latin and Danish — or untranslated yet containing information about Russia, its monarchs and history. The author addresses Holberg`s works within the context of the Russian-Scandinavian literary relations, for this purpose involving works of Danish and Swedish authors of the 17th–18th cs., in one way or another linked with the subject under study.The book is addressed to Slavic scholars, university professors, graduate students and students of philology.

 

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70х100 1/16
Pages: 416
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
Funder: Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 8-012-90023
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0663-5
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0663-5
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 09.09.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Dostoevsky’s Theology. Ed. by T.A. Kasatkina. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 416 p. (In Russian)
Editors: Tatyana A. Kasatkina
Keywords: Dostoevsky, theology, moral idea of the dogma, philosophical and theological context, anthropology, theology of sin, gnostic paradigm, Catholic reception of F.M. Dostoevsky.
Abstract:

The collective monograph addresses questions about what Dostoevsky’s theologyAbstract: The collective monograph addresses questions about what Dostoevsky’s theologyis, how it is expressed in the writer’s texts, which are the methods to study it, to what extent it ispossible to describe it as a system, explores the stability of its fundamental postulations and thequality of the changes that happened in this system. The book also researches how Dostoevsky’stheology is inscribed in the tradition of Russian laic theologists, how the theological componentof his texts was understood at the turn of the 20th century, and how it was perceived later byCatholic theologians of the 20th century. The book is meant for readers who love Dostoevsky, aswell as philologians, philosophers, and theologians.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70 х 108 1/8
Pages: 1168
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 20-112-00231
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/LH.0130-3627-2021-104-2
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0632-1
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 27.04.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Literary Heritage. Vol. 104: “Literary Heritage” for 80 years: A Guide to Volumes 1–103, yrs. 1931–2011. — Book two: Index of Illustrations / Ed. by N.V. Kotrelev, M.I. Trepalina; Ed.-in-chief N.V. Kotrelev. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 1168 p. — (Literary Heritage. Vol. 104, book 2). — ISBN 978-5-9208-0632-1 — https://doi.org/10.22455/LH.0130-3627-2021-104-2
Abstract:

The Index of Illustrations is an integral part of the definitive guide “Literary Heritage For 80 Years. A Guide to Volumes 1–103 yrs. 1931–2011”. There are nearly 12,000 illustrations in 103 volumes of “Literary Heritage”. The search for content spanned small and large museums, archives, and libraries in Russia, with many illustrations published for the first time ever. Other materials were sourced from public and private collections within the country and from abroad. The resulting illustrative content in “Literary Heritage” forms a massive, powerful visual projection of Russian authors, aspects of their family and everyday life, the spectrum of cultural and political professions, and portraits of actors in life and as performers on the stages of domestic and foreign theaters. The authors emphasized reproducing autographs including unpublished manuscripts, letters, and dedications on photographs and in books. Of great importance is the replication of printed materials — illustrations from the works of Russian authors as representative examples of typography. Finally, we should highlight many illustrations that give the viewer an idea about the environment of the authors, including memorials and monuments. The Index of Illustrations serves as a key to this iconic collection of materials, cataloging cutlines in order of their appearance in the volumes and respective location within each book. Cutlines are expanded on the illustrations’ theme — the subjects of the portraits, the groups gathered for specific purposes, the authors of the manuscripts, etc. They indicate the artist or photographer of the original illustration and its current location (museum, archive, etc.). In addition, a cross-reference of over 7,000 names accompanies the Index.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 208
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 20-112-00275
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0620-8
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0620-8
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 24.05.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Marina L. Karasjova. Milosh Crnjanski. Biography and writing works. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 208 p. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0620-8. ISBN 978-5-9208-0620-8
Keywords: Serbian literature, writing works of M. Crnjanski, national Serbian self-awareness, intercultural Balkan frontier area, modernism trends in Serbian art.
Abstract:

The monograph “Milosh Crnjanski. Biography and writing works” is devoted to one of the most famous Serbian authors of XX century. It is the first versatile investigation of so kind in Russia. The significance of M. Crnjanski as a writer in Serbian culture is accounted for the fact that his works are concerned the entire history of Jugoslavia, its royal and socialist periods, and touch all the aspects of Serbian self- awareness — artistic, historical, comparative, philosophical. The innovation of his creative inheritance in sphere of philosophical and lyrical prose, as well in poetry, made him one of the most prominent authors of the whole world.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 208
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 20-112-00286
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0629-1
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0629-1
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 12.05.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Natalya S. Frolova
Frolova, Natalya S. Poetry of East Africa: from the mid-20th till present. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 208 p. https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0629-1
Editors: Natalya V. Zakharova
Keywords: East African poetry, English-language poetry of Uganda, Swahili poetry of Kenya and Tanzania.
Abstract:

The book deals with the development of English and Swahili poetry in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. It covers the period from the late 1960s to the present day. For the first time in the world African literary studies, the researcher created a comprehensive picture of the East African literary process of the second half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. The author analyzes two branches of modern East African poetry, such as the English-language poetry of Uganda and Kenya and the Swahili poetry of Kenya and Tanzania, by dwelling on the works of over 30 modern East African poets. An extensive poetic corpus is used to characterize its themes and artistic features. The poetry of modern East African authors is analyzed considering the culture, traditions, and realities of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 400
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
DOI (books series): 10.22455/ARL
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/ARL-2021-1
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0645-1
ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0646-8
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 24.04.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19 th  — 20 th Centuries: in 3 vols. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. https://doi.org/10.22455/ARL ISBN 978-5-9208-0646-8. Vol. 1: Responsible editor M. I. Shcherbakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 400 p. https://doi.org/10.22455/ARL-2021-1. ISBN 978-5-9208-0645-1 (vol. 1)
Ex. editor: Marina I. Shcherbakova
Keywords: Russian literature, Russian-Abkhazian literary links, mem- oirs, epistolaries.
Abstract:

This publication is a joint work of Russian and Abkhazian scholars; it includes investigations and materials reflecting Russian-Abkhazian literary and cultural links from the 19 th century to the first half of the 20 th . Publica- tions, memoirs, epistolaries — both published in periodicals and archival ones that have never been published before — constitute the main body of the book.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 18-18-00129 “Russian estate in literature and culture: domestic and foreign look”
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0637-6
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0637-6
ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0635-2
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 02.02.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva
Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva. Literary Castles of Europe and the Russian “Country House Genre” across the Centuries (1880s–1930s) / Executive ed. G.A. Veligorsky. — Moscow, IWL RAS, 2020. — 768 p. — (Series “The Russian Estate in a Global Context”. Issue No. 5). —https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0637-6
Ex. editor: Georgy A. Veligorsky
Abstract:

The proposed book is devoted to a comparative study of the Russian Country House and the Western European castle as real artefacts of everyday life and culture, and, in particular, to the literary phenomenon to which these gave rise: the “country house genre” (usadebnaya kul’tura) in Russia, and literary castles (châteaux littéraires) in the West. The time frame of the study covers the late nineteenth century through to the first three decades of the twentieth. A few essays in the collection do, however, look back to Ancient Regime and Revolutionary France, as well as forward to more recent iterations of the topic in post-war literature. The book is divided into five parts. In the first part, attention is mainly given to the processes that took place on the Russian estate after the revolution of 1917, namely, the mass extermina- tion of Russian estates and the almost total emigration of their inhabitants. In this connection, two noteworthy attempts to revive the estate life in exile (Rachmaninov’s and Bunin’s) are con- sidered. The second part of the book is devoted to the theme of artist colonies, communes and dachas, beginning with Redhouse, home to the famous artistic utopia of the Pre-Raphaelites (England), the artist commune of Worpswede (Germany), among others. In part three, the coun- try house (castle) is viewed as an initiation space. This theme can be traced through material and examples relative to both historical (Versailles, Wörlitz, La Chennais estate, Quinta da Regalei- ra, Dornach) and “literary estates” (the texts of Bastide, Beckford, Byron, the Duchess of Duras, Stendhal, J. Gracq, etc.). The fourth part of the book is devoted to the history of manor styliza- tions — architectural, pictorial and literary. Examples here include: G. Walpole’s Strawberry Hill, T. Reinach’s Villa Kerylos, A. Benois’s watercolours of Versailles, the novels of Boylesve and Kundera. The main focus of the last part of the book is the phenomenon of the castle in Western Europe as a space for so-called ‘life creation’ (the castles of Marquis de Sade, Madame de Staёl, M. Proust, F. Mauriac and A. Vyazemsky). The publication is intended both for specialists (academics, teachers, research students and undergraduates) and for the general reader interested in the place of the Russian country house in literature and culture.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60×90 1/16
Pages: 816
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 20-112-00193
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0630-7
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0630-7
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 21.01.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Essays on the history of Russian journalism in the first third of the XIX century. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 816 p. (In Russian)
Ex. editor: Olga A. Krasheninnikova
Abstract:

In collective scientific work the causes and dynamics of complex and contradictory processes of formation of Russian journalism in the first third of the XIX century are analyzed and the relationship of Russian journalism and literature of this period is studied on the basis of the analysis of publicistic texts of writers in periodicals and rare printed sources. The team of authors also sought to theoretically comprehend and practically study journalism as a special field of literature, to develop new conceptual foundations for analyzing the complex and multi-level interaction of journalism and other types and genres of Russian literature.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 336
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0643-7
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0643-7
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 18.01.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Russian Literature in the Russian-Italian Dialogue of the 21st Century: Text Criticism, Poetics, Translations. Eds. M. I. Shcherbakova, G. Ghini. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 336 p.
Ex. editor: Giuseppe Ghini, Marina I. Shcherbakova
Abstract:

The edition presents articles by contemporary Italian and Russian scientists devoted to a common problem: literary and cultural connections between Italy and Russia. Various methods of the source study and textual criticism, analysis of the poetics of literary works and literary translation provided the research results with novelty and originality.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70х100/16
Pages: 704
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 20-112-00108 д
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0642-0
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0642-0
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 15.01.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Sociocultural development of languages in polyethnic countries: Russia-Vietnam. Ed. by Aysa N. Bitkeeva,Vida Yu. Mikhalchenko, Nguyen Van Hiep. Moscow, 2020. 704 p.
Ex. editor: Aysa N. Bitkeeva, Nguyen Van Hiep, Vida Yu. Mikhalchenko
Abstract:

The Russian-Vietnamese international research presents the general principles of sociolinguistic typology, the definition of functional types of languages and functional dominants, with a special focus on minority languages. The main subject of the research is languages of Russia and Vietnam. The monograph presents a sociolinguistic classification of languages of these two polyethnic countries based on the volume of their social functions, analyses of the dynamics of language situations in polyethnic Russia and Vietnam. The legislative basis of the language life in both countries is considered in the research. The appendix includes the “Glossary of Sociolinguistic Terms” in Russian, English and Vietnamese.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 544
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/Lit.pr.2020-2
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0638-3
ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0639-0
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 26.12.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Marina I. Shcherbakova, Valeria G. Andreeva
Literary process in Russia of the 18th — 19th centuries. Secular and spiritual literature. Issue 2, eds. M.I. Shcherbakova, V.G. Andreeva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 544 p.
Abstract:

Investigations of the creative heritage of Russian writers and poets of the 18 th -19 th centuries, as well as of the most prominent representatives of the Russian clergy and Russian culture, are presented in the scientific work; key issues of the writers’ work method and style, of their works’ genre features, creative self-determination, are raised; new and unique explanations of both widely known and less read classics’ works, which reveal deep meanings and ideas that have not yet been identified in literary criticism, are given. The literary process of the era is illustrated by the special continuity of thoughts and ideas characteristic of Russian literature for which, deep vision and understanding of life, religious consciousness (it is from the said position the study of the works’ artistic worlds is necessary). Materials of archives, rare book publications and periodicals equipped with scientific commentary are introduced into scientific circulation. The originality of the published investigations and materials gives the collective work topicality and special colour on the whole.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 542
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Collection of articles
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 19-112-00225 Д
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0607-9
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0607-9
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 16.06.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Pre-symbolism — Faces and Reflections. Ed. E.A. Tacho Godi. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 542 p. 16 Plates (In Russian)
Ex. editor: Elena A. Tacho-Godi
Keywords: Russian literature, pre-symbolism, poetics, archival materials.
Abstract:

The collective monograph examines one of the least studied pages in the history of Russian literature of the 19th century — pre-symbolism. There are two versions of the approach to the pre-symbolism studies as an independent phenomenon are proposed in the book: “narrow” — consideration of the literary situation of the “timelessness” era of the 1870s-1880s, and “broad” — understanding of pre-symbolism as a special trend in Russian culture, which became a “bridge” connecting romanticism and symbolism. The following problems are discussed in the collective monograph are pre-symbolism – modernism – theory and individual practices; pre-symbolism as a phenomenon of Russian and European culture; pre-symbolism – predecessors and heirs; religious and philosophical aspects of the creativity of the pre-symbolists; the prosaic heritage of the pre-symbolist poets; poetics of A.K. Tolstoy, A.A. Fet, S.Ya. Nadson, K.K. Sluchevsky, Vl.S. Solovyov, A.A. Golenishchev-Kutuzov et al.; reception of pre-symbolists creativity in literature and criticism of the Symbolists (Andrei Bely, Fyodor Sologub) and the post-symbolists (Igor Severyanin, E. Zamyatin). For the first time, the book introduces archival materials from the epistolary and literary heritage of Vl. Solovyov, I.F. Annensky, A.L. Volynsky et al.

The book can be recommended to philologists, philosophers, culturologists, and also to everyone interested in the development of Russian culture in the 19th – the first half of the 20th centuries.