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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Author: Irina V. Vaganova
  • Pages: 437–448
  • 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: I.A. Bunin and his Time: Context of Life — History of Work
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  • Year of publication: 2021
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Vaganova, I.V. “From the History of Cooperation between Ivan Bunin and the Book Publishing House of K.F. Nekrasov.” I.A. Bunin and His Time: Context of Life — History of Work. Ex. eds. T.M. Dvinyatina and S.N. Morozov; Eds. A.V. Bakuntsev and E.R. Ponomarev. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021, pp. 437–448. (In Russ.) 

About the author:

Irina V. Vaganova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of journalism, Saint-Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fuchika st., 15, 192238 St. Petersburg, Russia.


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The publishing house of Konstantin Fyodorovich Nekrasov left a noticeable mark on Russian literature during the five years of its activity, from 1911 to 1916. Almost all famous poets and writers of the “Silver age” — Valery Bryusov, Konstantin Balmont, Alexander Blok, Andrey Bely, Boris Zaitsev, Pavel Muratov, Mikhail Kuzmin, Vladislav Khodasevich, Fyodor Sologub, Alexey Remizov, Nikolai Klyuev and many others – collaborated with the publishing house of Nekrasov. For various reasons, the publishing house of K.F. Nekrasov did not cooperate with such literature giants as Andrey Bely, Ivan Bunin, Alexey Tolstoy, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Zinaida Gippius, although there was a correspondence in which the possibility of publishing books in the Yaroslavl publishing house was discussed. The paper considers such an attempt of cooperation between Ivan Bunin and the publishing house of K.F. Nekrasov. In the autumn of 1914 Ivan Alekseevich Bunin once again decides to leave the “Book publishing house of the writers of Moscow”. He considered K.F. Nekrasov as one of the possible publishers of his works, as evidenced by the only letter Bunin sent to Yaroslavl. Nekrasov was ready to publish a new book of Bunin’s short stories and “The Village” novel, but the writer’s cooperation with the Yaroslavl publishing house never happened.

  • Keywords: K.F. Nekrasov, Ivan Bunin, book publishing house, Silver age, biography.


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