Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 405-419
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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-405-419
Year of publication: 2022
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Irina I. Sizova
Sizova, I.I. “Documentary in L.N. Tolstoy’s Folk Literature.” Documentary and Fiction Literature in Russia of the 18–19 Century. Ex. ed. V.M. Guminsky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 405–419. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0680-2-405-419

About the author:

Irina I. Sizova, PhD in Philology, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Abstract:

The article considers the correlation of documentary as a kind of fiction with folk works by L.N. Tolstoy. The biographical material shows how the writer creatively comprehends the key features of this genre: expresses the actual events, enriches the applied function of the document, captures in specific phenomena the socio-typical properties, aesthetically evaluates the depicted realities in historical perspective, reliably uses the facts, entiches poetic imagery with publicistic pathos, describes the wanderings of the characters.

Keywords: L.N. Tolstoy, folk works, documentary as a kind of fiction, artistic synthesis of Tolstoy-educator.