Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 350-381
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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-350-381
Year of publication: 2022
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Maria S. Akimova
Akimova, M.S. “ʽA Year in the North’ by S.V. Maksimov as a Document of the Era.” Documentary and Fiction Literature in Russia of the 18–19 Century. Ex. ed. V.M. Guminsky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 350–381. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-350-381

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:

The article is devoted to the history of S.V. Maksimov’s “literary expedition” to the North of the Russian Empire, which resulted in the book of essays “A Year in the North”, interesting from artistic and historical points of view. The book was written in the middle of the 19th century and recorded important events and phenomena of this period, which are of great ethnographic interest today. The article reveals the main stages of the expedition, its causes and results, the book “A Year in the North” is considered in the context of S.V. Maksimov’s era, as well as in the context of modernity.

Keywords: Sergey Maksimov, “A Year in the North”, ethnography, documentary and fiction literature, literary expedition.