Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 313-349
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: Research Article
Collection: Documentary and Fiction Literature in Russia of the 18–19 Century
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-313-349
Year of publication: 2022
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Maria S. Akimova
Akimova, M.S. “Prince P.A. Vyazemsky as a Local Historian and Writer of Life.” Documentary and Fiction Literature in Russia of the 18–19 Century. Ex. ed. V.M. Guminsky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 313–349. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-313-349

About the author:

Maria S. Akimova — PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Senior Researcher, Museum of Zelenograd, Gogol str., 11B, 124575 Zelenograd, Moscow, Russia.

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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6051-3949 

Abstract:

P.A. Vyazemsky’s prose and poetry represent an artistic vision of the world. Meanwhile, they are filled with “various antiquities, natural curiosities and modern celebrities”. As a traveler and writer of life, P.A. Vyazemsky during his long life collected and recorded information that adds much to our knowledge of local history. As a thinker, he raised issues that would later be developed by local history science: memory and the spirit of the place, preservation of memory and protection of monuments, geographical determinism, etc. As a powerful theorist of romanticism, Vyazemsky articulated the discoveries and achievements of the Russian romantic school, taking a step towards the ethnographic literature of the next generation.

Keywords: P.A. Vyazemsky, memoir, documentary and fiction, local history, ethnography.