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
The article on the material of unpublished archival documents (mainly epistolary) highlights the unknown details of the preparation of the Complete Works of Aleksey Khomyakov, which survived from 1861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.