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
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
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
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.
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.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 335
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: 19-112-00252
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0602-4
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0602-4
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 11.05.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Meeting of East and West. Interaction of Literatures and Traditions. Eds. A.S. Balakhovskaya, M.R. Nenarokova, N.V. Zakharova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 335 p.
Ex. editor: Alexandra S. Balakhovskaya, Maria R. Nenarokova, Natalya V. Zakharova
Keywords: world literature, dialogue of cultures, East-West dichotomy, tradition, innovation.
Abstract:

The collective work included articles covering a wide range of issues, but united by one problem: the study of cultural transfer in the works of art in the countries of the East and West, where the East means a region that includes the countries of Africa, the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia, and The whole of Europe is included in the West, including Russia. Such a wide geographical scope is determined by the desire to study the mutual influences and ideological image of the phenomena of European, Russian and Oriental literature and cultures; the authors of the articles examine the transformation of the ideological and aesthetic views of European writers in the course of their perception by Eastern writers; analyze the mechanism of adaptation of the phenomena of foreign cultures by Europeans. It is important to study the mechanism for changing the Eurocentric view of the world, the dynamics of the literary process, the definition of the place and role of European literature in the complex process of interaction between the traditional and innovative views of progressive writers who were at the source of the contemporary literature of Eastern countries, including the African continent. The authors of the articles of collective work set as their task the study of the degree of mutual penetration of traditional views and literary and aesthetic concepts of European writers, which gave rise to new literary genres both in the East, and in Russia and Europe. Another task is to understand the internal mechanisms that led to the new status of the eastern region in the global space, the understanding of processes in public and literary thought in these countries and the mutual influence of European and non-European literatures and cultures.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 144
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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0615-4
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0615-4
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 08.11.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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A.M. Gorky’s Archive. Methodological Materials and Instructions for the Scientific Description and Cataloging of the Personal Origin Documents. Issue 1. Ed. E.R. Matevosyan. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 144 p. (In Russian)
Ex. editor: Elena R. Matevosyan
Keywords: archive, A.M. Gorky, theory and practice of archiving, scientific description, cataloging
Abstract:

Collective work A.M. Gorky’s Archive. Methodological Materials and Instructions for the Scientific Description and Cataloging of the Personal Origin Documents. Issue 1 opens the second series of collections of the A.M. Gorky’s Archive – the methodological one. There, for the first time, methodological instructions on the theory and practice of archiving are published, as well as the articles on the main directions of archival work: acquisition, inventory, systematization experience, archival documents, scientific description and cataloging of documents of different nature from the sections of the personal origin fund. The purpose of the publication is to summarize and preserve the experience and traditions of the A.M. Gorky’s Archive in the field of the theory and practice of archiving, developed over eighty four years.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 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 Science Foundation (RSF)
Funder – grant number: 18-18-00129 “Russian estate in literature and culture: domestic and foreign look”
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0636-9
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0636-9
ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0635-2
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 21.01.2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Maxim V. Skorokhodov
Maxim V. Skorokhodov (author) Landowner’s estate in Russian literature of the late XIX — first third of the XX century: an interdisciplinary approach. Ex. ed. Elena V. Glukhova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 272 p. (In Russian)
Ex. editor: Elena V. Glukhova
Keywords: Russian literature, Russian estate, N.А. Klyuev, S.A. Еsenin, I.S. Shmelev, B.K. Zaitsev
Abstract:

The monograph examines the problems of the thesaurus of Russian literary «estate studies» in an interdisciplinary manner: it is shown how the theoretical tools of humanitarian geography and art history enrich the literary analysis of the texts of Russian literature, reflecting the specifics of the «estate» and «dacha» models of rural life. The peculiarities of the «estate-dacha topos» are revealed when referring to the lyrics of N.А. Klyuev, poems by S.A. Еsenin, prose by I.S. Shmelev and B.K. Zaitsev. The appendix contains materials summarizing the author’s experience in developing strategic planning documents for a number of literary reserve museums and estates-museums.

The book is addressed to humanities scholars — philologists, culturologists, humanitarian geographers, as well as cultural figures and a wide range of lovers of Russian literature.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 720
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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0617-8
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0294-1
ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0617-8
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 25.12.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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The Work of V.V. Mayakovsky. Issue 4. Book 2: Vladimir Mayakovsky in the context of world culture. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 720 p., il. (In Russian)
Ex. editor: Vera N.Terekhina
Keywords: Russian literature, V.V. Mayakovsky, poetics, textual criticism, archival materials.
Abstract:

The second book of collected scholarly articles The Work of Mayakovsky: Vladimir Mayakovsky in the Context of World Culture is a continuation of the series of scholarly publications that accompanies the publication of The Complete Works of V.V. Mayakovsky (20 volumes). Articles by Russian and foreign scholars deal with the poetics of Mayakovsky’s works, textual criticism used on his works, his multifaceted creative connection to other authors, the reception of his poems, new ways to understand the features of the literary processes of the 1910s — 1920s, and previously unknown archival material. Several of the articles are dedicated to the 90th year since the birth of A.M. Ushakov (1930–2018), the irreplaceable director of the group of scholars preparing The Complete Works of Mayakovsky (20 volumes) at the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

This book is intended for Russian twentieth century literature specialists as well as college teachers and their students in the humanities.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70х100/16
Pages: 688
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 Science Foundation (RSF)
Funder – grant number: 20-18-00003
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0631-4
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0631-4
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 28.11.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Bunakov-Fondaminsky, I.I. Ways of Russia. Text compilation and preparation under the editorship of O.A. Korostelev, E.A. Andrushchenko; afterword and commentary by E.A. Andrushchenko. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 688 p.https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0631-4
Editors: Elena A. Andrushchenko, Oleg A. Korostelev
Keywords: Fondaminsky, Russian history, Moscow period, empire, land community, Western viewpoint.
Abstract:

This publication commences a new scientific series dedicated to forms of interaction between Russian liter- ature and journalism in the crisis epoch of the early twentieth century. It contains works penned by I. Bunakov (real name: Ilya Isidorovich Fondaminsky, 1880–1942), a highly eminent personality in the history of Russia. I. Bunakov is known as a revolutionary and columnist, social activist and Christian martyr, thinker, scientist and editor. He had a short but vibrant life of a Russian intellectual, following his country through the most dramatic days of its history of the past century. Having developed as a social activist and columnist in the pre-revolution- ary years, I. Bunakov was a member of the Esers Party’s Central Committee, a representative of the Provisional Government in the Black Sea fleet, and a member of the Constituent Assembly. In 1919 he emigrated and be- came one of the founders and editors of “Sovremennye zapiski” (1920–1940) and “Novyi grad” (1931–1939) journals, of the alliance and almanac “Krug”; he encouraged the association “Pravoslavnoe delo”, as well as many circles, societies and organizations. Being on friendly terms with Z.N. Gippius and D.S. Merezhkovsky, B.V. Savinkov and Mother Maria, I.A. Bunin and V.V. Nabokov, he ardently supported writers and scholars by estab- lishing publishing houses, organizing literary events and creating theatre companies. The publication includes I.I. Fondaminsky’s central historiosophic work “Ways of Russia” that has only been published once, together with his articles in emigrant periodicals. These reflect on experiences of social and political struggle during the pre-revolutionary period, during the years of Russian revolutions, and also on their historical causes.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 848
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: 16-04-00166-ОГН, 20-112-00229
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-6619-2
ISBN: 978-5-9208-6619-2
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 02.08.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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“I beg you to reply me to the point...” Readers’ letters to M.A. Sholokhov. 1929–1955. Scientific edition, ed. by Natalya V. Kornienko. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 848 p., ill. (In Russian)
Ex. editor: Natalya V. Kornienko
Keywords: Russian literature, M.A. Sholokhov, letters.
Abstract:

The book represents the collection of reader’s letters addressed to M.A. Sholokhov — it is one of the largest and most unique in the history of Russian literature. These first published readers’ letters, 1929–1955 from the archives of Moscow and Veshenskaya stanitsa (M.A. Sholokhov Museum-Reserve and Sholokhov family archive) recreate in a new way the picture of the historical and literary process of the twentieth century, reveal the content of dialogue between Sholokhov and his readers, expanding and deepening not only the perception of the history of Russian literature of the Soviet era, but also the twentieth century as a whole in Russian culture — as the century of a reader.

The book is addressed to philologists, historians, sociologists and to a wide general readership.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 384
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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0633-8
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0633-8
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 19.12.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Spiridonova, L.A., editor. The Global Value of M. Gorky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 384 p. https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0633-8 (Book Series «M. Gorky. Materials and Research». Edition 15)
Ex. editor: Lydia A. Spiridonova
Keywords: Maxim Gorky, Russian literature, philosophical and aesthetic views, European discourse
Abstract:

Maxim Gorky was one of the key figures of the twentieth century. In many coun- tries of the world: in the USA and Canada, Italy and Germany, China and Japan — Gorky is not only considered a world-class writer, but is also called one of the intel- lectual leaders of his time, whose voice the whole world listened to. In this work on an unknown archival material disclosed the global value of the writer’s personality and work, the influence of his philosophical and aesthetic views on the literature of other countries, his diverse ties with foreign writers, politicians, philosophers and artists. Gorky’s life and work are presented on a broad historical and philosophical background, which allows a new interpretation of such cardinal problems of the cen- tury as the assessment of wars and revolutions, social movements and literary move- ments. On the 150th anniversary of the birth of M. Gorky.

The book is intended for philologists, historians, cultural scientists, as well as for a wide range of readers.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0640-6
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0640-6
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 15.11.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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To Valentin Semyonovich Nepomnyashchiy, editors by M. I. Shcherbakova, V. M. Yesipov. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 336 p.
Ex. editor: Marina I. Shcherbakova, Victor M. Esipov
Keywords: Nepomnyashchiy, Pushkin
Abstract:

The publication is dedicated to the memory of the outstanding Pushkin scholar Valentin Semyonovich Nepomnyashchiy. Colleagues from the IWL RAS, the IRLI (Pushkin House) RAS, Alexander Pushkin’s museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg, associates and friends have combined under one cover their memories and creative observations, the origins of which go back to the main work of Nepomnyashchiy’s entire life — the study of the heritage of Alexander Pushkin as the forerunner of Russian classical literature.

The book uses photo materials from private archives.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 688
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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0614-7
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0614-7
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 14.06.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Azarov Yury A., editor. The Great Patrionic War 1941–1945: Literature and History. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 688 p.
Ex. editor: Yuri A. Azarov
Keywords: The Great Patrionic War, Russian Literature, World Literature, Archival Materials.
Abstract:

In the collective monography the actual problem of contemporary perception of the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 is considered – both in Russian literature, literature of the peoples of Russian Federation and in literatures of foreign countries. The authors’ attention is focused on the most characteristic features and the main trends in interpretation of military topics in a broad chronological framework: they cover not only the years of World War II, but also the pre-war and post-war peri- ods. The book touches upon such important issues as the attitude of A.M. Gorky to the war, the role of writers who became front-line correspondents, their diaries, notebooks and memoirs as primary sources of literary works. The features of the interpretation of military theme in Russian émigré literature, the attitude of Russian émigré writers to fascism, their participation in French Resistance movement are analyzed. There are also articles devoted to perception of the experience of World War II and its consequences in literatures of foreign countries. The subject of articles covers not only individual works, but also affects the sources and textual aspects of the study of the problems under discussion. It includes a comparative analysis of archival materials and features of their reflection in war poetry and prose. A large number of previously unknown documents is introduced into scientific circulation. Here lies the novelty of the collective monography and its main difference from the previously published works on military theme in literature. The authors analyzed the manuscripts from various archives: of A.M. Gorky, A.P. Platonov, A.N. Tolstoy, IMLI RAN, FSB, materials of the Soviet Academy of Sciences Commission on His- tory of the Great Patriotic war.

The book includes five parts. This division is due to desire to reflect the diversity of genres in literature devoted to the war, its importance in contemporary historical context, its international character and how the theme of war analyzed by literary critics from different countries. In some articles the prose of war participants is analyzed, at the same time its originality, documentary character, aspiration to epic meaning is noted. Generally speaking, this book touches on the problem of contem- porary understanding of the events of war in literature in comparison with how this topic was interpreted earlier.