Classification – name: Literary studies
Author: Andrey P. Dmitriyev
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: Monograph
Collection: Literary process in Russia of the 18th  — 19th centuries. Secular and spiritual literature. Issue 2
Year of publication: 2020
Place of publication: Moscow


Dmitriev А.P. About publications of Aleksey Khomyakov’s works and problems for the future: unknown, unpublished, uncollected.

About the author

Andrey P. Dmitriyev, PhD in Philology, Head of the Centre for the Study of Traditionalist Directions in the Russian Literature of the Early Modern Period, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Makarova quai 4, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia; Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nikolayeva 8, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia

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The article on the material of unpublished archival documents (mainly epistolary) highlights the unknown details of the preparation of the Complete Works of Aleksey Khomyakov, which survived from 1861 to 1907. There are five editions; their differences from each other are investigated. An annotated bibliographic review of the best editions of Aleksey Khomyakov, published in the Russian Diaspora and in the USSR, as well as in Russia over the past 30 years, is given. In anticipation of the release of the modern, scientifically verified Complete Works of the writer in 10 volumes, prepared at the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences under the guidance of Boris Yegorov, the most significant achievements of the research group are described, especially about the finds in the archives and periodicals of unknown works of Aleksey Khomyakov and the publication of his creative manuscripts. For some of them (“Song of the Cossack”, “Experience in Improving Winter Roads by Rolling”, etc.), updated dates are given. A number of texts (“Genius”, “The Sexton”) were first attributed to Aleksey Khomyakov according to stylistic and thematic features, as well as memoirs. The in-neat autographs, fragments of the poems “Winter Anthem” and “The Sexton” are published for the first time, and the full text of Aleksey Khomyakov’s ballad “The Prisoner” (the early 1820s) is presented in the appendix to the article.

Keywords: Aleksey Khomyakov, Complete works, textology, book science, censorship, archival research, commentary, Ivan Aksakov, Nikita Gilyarov-Platonov, Yuri Samarin, Boris Yegorov.