Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 83-97
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


Tatiana S. Karpacheva. The Scientist We Lost: Nadezhda Lvova’s Literary and Critical Experience

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Tatiana S. Karpacheva, PhD in Philology, Master of Law, Assistant Professor of the Department of Russian literature, Moscow City University

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This article introduces for the first time in Literary studies the review of V.F. Pereverzev’s book «Dostoyevsky’s Works. Critical Essay» (Moscow, 1912) by N.G. Ljvova, an unknown Silver Century poet. The young critic, judging by the review, shows profound understanding of Dostoevsky and remarks that the sociological approach, offered by Pereverzev, is not applicable to the works of Dostoevsky. Not only Lvova’s review, offered in this article, but all of her poetical and literary-critical works show her huge talent that had no time to develop fully due to her untimely tragic death in 1913.

Keywords: L’vova, Dostoevsky, Pereverzev, criticism, Silver age, suicide.