Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 11-24
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: Research Article
Collection: F.M. Dostoevsky in Literary and Archival Sources of the Late 19th — the First Third of the 20th Century
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Elena A. Andrushchenko. D. Averkiev’s “A Brief Sketch of the Life and Writings of F.M. Dostoevsky” in the Context of Introductions to the Writer’s Collected Works

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The paper establishes the position of D. Averkiev’s foreword among other introductions written for the collected works of F. Dostoevsky over twenty-five years, asserting that it meets the criteria of the biographical essay genre.

Keywords: Dostoevsky, Averkiev, Sluchevsky, Rozanov, Merezhkovsky, Bulgakov, biographical essay, journalistic article, mythologization.