Information about the author:
Elena M. Trubilova, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6272-474X
Boris Grigoryevich Panteleimonov (1888–1950) is a writer with a unique biography. Better known as a major chemist, in the last four years of his life he unexpectedly and triumphantly entered fiction. His guides to this world, mentors in literary skill, as well as close friends were the writers-“antagonists”: A.M. Remizov, on the one hand, I.A. Bunin and N.A. Teffy, on the other. The advice and recommendations of mentors to their student were sometimes mutually exclusive. The article analyzes the formation of Panteleimonov as a writer, recreates the history of acquaintance with his literary teachers, proves their influence on his work. Bunin’s statements about his attitude to returning to Russia, to the publication of his works in his homeland, to fellow writers — Teffy and Remizov are given. Much attention is paid to Panteleimonov’s correspondence with Bunin, Remizov and Teffy. The materials of the Bakhmetev Archive (USA), the House of the Russian Abroad named after А. Solzhenitsyn and the Department of Manuscript Collections of the State Literary Museum named after V.I. Dal’ were used.