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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
  • Pages: 448 р.
  • 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: Collection of articles
  • DOI:
  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0679-6
  • ISBN (books series): 978-5-904962-90-8
  • Year of publication: 2021
  • Place of publication: Moscow
  • PDF

  • Merezhkovskys’ Circle: On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Z.N. Gippius. Proceedings. Editor and compiler Е. Andrushchenko. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., “Dmitry Sechin” Publ., 2021. 448 р.
  • Editors: Elena A. Andrushchenko

About the editor:

Elena A. Andrushchenko — DSc in Philology, Professor, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


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The volume is based on the reports of the International scientific conference Merezhkovskys’ Circle: On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Z.N. Gippius, hosted in December 2019 by A.M. Gorky IWL RAS in cooperation with the Library-Museum “A.F. Losev House.” Over 30 researchers from Russia, the USA, France, Montenegro, Poland, Lithuania and Japan, specializing in literary history of the late 19th and early 20th century, have participated in the conference. The collection includes three thematic sections. The first one contains articles on the poetry of Z. Gippius, the second concerns her prose fiction and egodocumental works. The third section considers the personality and legacy of Z. Gippius in a broad cultural, religious, theological and sociopolitical context. The publication of unknown and forgotten works and letters by Z. Gippius gives particular value to the collection, and in the appendix is a significantly expanded description of the Merezhkovskys’ home library in Paris. Previously unknown materials are introduced.




From the Compiler 

Oleg A. Korostelev. Two Confidants of Zinaida Gippius: D.V. Filosofov and G.V. Adamovich




Olga A. Blinova. Masculine and Feminine Principles and Its Incarnation in the Poetry of Zinaida Gippius 

Yuri B. Orlitsky. The Features of Zinaida Gippius’ Poetic Poetry 

Elena A. Osminina. Collection of The Shinings: the Features of Metric

Nina Segal-Rudnik. Z.N. Gippius’ Poetry in Hebrew Translations 

Elena А. Takho-Godi. Z.N. Gippius’ Poetry in A.F. Losev’s Heritage 




Elena A. Andrushchenko. The Blue Book in the Structure of Z. Gippius’s Book Dmitry Merezhkovsky 

Olga A. Bogdanova. Landowner’s Estate as the Topos of Religious Revolution in Z.N. Gippius’ Fiction 

Mikhail V. Kozmenko. Forgotten Essay by Zinaida Gippius about Gogol’ 

Lyudmila Lutsevich. “Moon Friend” / “Lost Child”: A. Blok in the Memoir of Z. Gippius

Vassili E. Molodiakov. From Half-Truth to Untruth: How was made The Obsessed by Zinaida Gippius 

Anfisa D. Savina. Villiers de l’Isle-Adam’s Short Stories in the New Way magazine
Z.N. Gippius’ Translation 

Svetlana V. Fedotova. Forgotten Feuilleton by Anton Krainy about Korney Chukovsky (The First Republishing) 

Maria Cymborska-Leboda. Other and Space of Meaning in the Emigration Prose of Zinaida Gippius 




Armen V. Gevorkyan. Circle of Merezhkovsky-Gippius: Russian Symbolists and Russian Composers

Roman A. Gorodnitsky, Andrey I. Serkov. The Mystical Aspirations of the Merezhkovsky and Savinkov: Search for Organizational Forms 

Olga R. Demidova. Zinaida Gippius’s Epistolary Strategies: Public vs Private

Andrej V. Martynov. “It’s All for the Scholarship”: Materials for the History of “Triumvirate” 

Olga Matich. Zinaida Gippius and Gender: Performativity, Parody, Transformation of Sex 

Monika V. Orlova. Z. Gippius, V. Briusov and S. Sokolov (Krechetov) in Dialogues on Culture and Culturality

Ludmila V. Sproge, Andrejs A. Gordins. Latvian Zinaida Gippius 



Olga A. Blinova. Zinaida Gippius Reading Works from Her Paris Home Library 

Merezhkovskys’ Paris Library: Description of Printed Materials in Russian


  • Keywords: Z. Gippius, Merezhkovsky, poetry, prose fiction, egodocument, correspondence, domestic library.


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