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)
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Language of the publication: Russian
DOI: 10.22455/978-5-9208-0627-7
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0627-7
Год выпуска / Year of publication: 2020
Place of publication: Moscow


The phenomenon of the Russian literary estate: from Chekhov to Sorokin+: Collective monograph / Executive ed. O.A. Bogdanova. — Moscow: IWL RAS, 2020 — 344 p. — (Series “Russian Estate in the World Context”. Iss. 3)
Ex. editor: Olga A. Bogdanova

About the executive editor:

Olga A. Bogdanova, DSc in Philology, Leading Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7004-498X.

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The book offers panoramic and at the same time systemic coverage of the Russian literary estate and summer house from the end of the XIX to the beginning of the XXI century. The publication combines the articles of 24 authors, distributed in three sections. The first two are devoted to the estate- dacha theme in Russian literature at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries and divided into prose, poetry and drama. The third is devoted to aspects of the image of the estate in the literature of the Soviet decades and in the modern era. Inside the sections, the material is placed according to the chronological principle, articles about the dacha are given at the end. The novelty of the publication is also determined by the motive-genre paradigm of the scientific analysis of the “estate” works by A.A. Blok, D.S. Merezh kovsky, L.N. Andreev et al.; by appealing not only to famous “estate” authors — A.P. Chekhov, I.A. Bunin, A.N. Tolstoy, but also to half-forgotten writers — O. Olnem, N.N. Rusov, S.N. Durylin; by the elucidation of the specifics of the “estate topos” in the literary directions of the XX — early XXI centuries: symbolism, neorealism, expressionism, socialist realism, metamodernism, etc.; by the study of the writer’s reception of varieties of the estate of the turn of the XIX–XX centuries, such as merchant, city, Siberian ones. The book is addressed not only to humanities scholars — philologists, culturologists, historians, but also to a wide range of interested readers — teachers, students, and amateurs.




Bogdanova O.A. The artistic meanings of the Russian estate

Part I

Estate and dacha in Russian prose at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries

Do Egito T.M. Chronotope of a county estate in the story оf A.P. Chekhov “Name Day”

Romanova G.I.  From anti-idyll to the “poem of desolation”: the traditions of M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin in the “estate text” of the early XX century

Glukhova E.V.  The “estate topos” of Russian symbolism in the ego-documentary prose by Andrei Bely

Kondratenko A.I. Estate and city as chronotope of autobiographical prose by I.A. Bunin

Mikhailova M.V. Conventional and innovative in the image of the estate world (the fates of the noblewomen in the work of O. Olnem)

Astashchenko E.V. Neo-Russian style of “estate” texts by Nikolai Rusov and Vera Zhukovskaya

Pegova N.I.  “Estate” fiction on the pages of magazines of the early XX century (“New Way”, “Questions of Life”, “Apollo”, “Capital and Country Estate”)

Karpenko G.Yu. The poetosphere of the Russian urban estate of the early XX century (according to the literary memoirs of S.N. Durylin “In his native corner”)

Ertner E.N. Mythopoetics of the Siberian estate in the Russian prose of the end of the XIX — the first third of the XX centuries

Lutsevich L.F.  Dacha-estate topos “Russian Finland”: “White Night” of Leonid Andreev

Part II

Estate and dacha in poetry and drama at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries

Grinevich O.A. Estate poetry at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries: transition to the post-estate period

Akimova M.S. Sound world of the Russian estate in the lyrics at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries

Zhaplova T.M. Creative interpretation of estate images in the lyrics of K.R.

Kuznetsova E.V. Poetosphere and mythopoetics of the estate in A.A. Blok’s dramatic poem “Song of Fate”

Skorokhodov M.V. The “estate topos” in the works of representatives of the “peasant concord” group

Stroganov M.V. Invincibility of Space: the estate in A.P. Chekhov’s plays

Andrushchenko E.A.  “Appear gorgeous, quiet Osuga…”: originality of country “estate topos” in Dmitry Merezhkovsky’s play “Romantics”

Molodyakov V.E.The decadent on plain-air: Scenes from dacha’s life of Valery Bryusov

Part III

Estate in the literature of the Soviet and post-Soviet years

Perepelkin M.A. The structure and meaning of the “estate topos” in the A.N. Tolstoy’s story “Nikita’s Childhood”

Akimova A.S.  The originality of the “estate topos” in the A.N. Tolstoy’s novel “Peter the First”

Stroganova E.N. From the estate to the commune: history of noble estates in 1920–1930-s (based on the material of the “Pedagogical poem” of A.S. Makarenko)

Markov A.V.  The “estate text” in the poetry of the Soviet “Sixtiers”: E.A. Evtushenko, A.A. Voznesensky, B.A. Akhmadulina

Bogdanova O.A. “Estate myth” in the literature of Russian postmodernity: deconstruction or reconstruction?

Spivakovsky P.E. Estate transgression in the story “Nastya” by Vladimir Sorokin


Keywords: series “Russian estate in the world context”, third issue, literature of the Silver age, literature of the Soviet period, literature of the turn of the XX–XXI century, “estate topos”, poetics of “estate” works.