Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 264-272
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)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Russian Literature and Journalism in the Pre-revolutionary Era: Forms of Interaction and Methodology of Analysis
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Author: Anna Yu. Sergeeva-Klyatis
Anna Yu. Sergeeva-Klyatis. Sergey Bobrov in Summer of 1913. Once Again about the Frustrated Magazine of the “Lirica” Group

About the author:

Anna Yu. Sergeeva-Klyatis, DSc in Philology, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gori, 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia.


The author makes assumptions about the position of Bobrov on the issue of the magazine by the publishing house “Lyrica” on the basis of two letters of Sergey Bobrov, presented in this paper for the first time. He enters into a furious dispute with Sergey Durylin and Yulian Anisimov, who follow the conservative line of attracting the largest symbolists to the magazine. Bobrov fears, it will limit opportunities for him to publish his own poems, as well as the poems of his closest associates Nikolay Aseev and Boris Pasternak. Bobrov essentially defends a new direction of the magazine, opening the way for young talent.

Keywords: Sergey Bobrov, the “Lirica” group, the magazine, symbolism, futurism, publishing house “Tsentrifuga”.