Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 382-390
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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-382-390
Year of publication: 2022
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Maria S. Akimova
Akimova, M.S. “ ‘The Whole Day Is Like Crystal’: on a Possible Source of F.I. Tyutchev’s Famous Epithet.” Documentary and Fiction Literature in Russia of the 18–19 Century. Ex. ed. V.M. Guminsky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 382–390. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-382-390

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 describes the version of the emergence of F.I. Tyutchev’s famous image “crystal day” in his poem “There is in the beginning of autumn…” (1857). Based on Tyutchev’s creative method (work on the road, significant influence of “external” impressions on the poetic world), memoirs of his environment and other factors, the author comes to the conclusion that the birth of the epithet “crystal” could be influenced by the Transfiguration Church with a crystal interior (1855), located in relative proximity to the Tyutchev’s estate Ovstug.

Keywords: Tyutchev, Ovstug, crystal, prototype, Russian literature of the 19th century, image, literary study of local lore.