Classification – name: Literary studies
Author: Sergey I. Subbotin
Pages: 617-635
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: Sergey Esenin in the Context of the Epoch
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Subbotin, S. I. “Esenin in Estonia and Latvia (1920–1927).” Sergey Esenin in the Context of the Epoch: Сollective Мonograph. Ex. ed. Natalia I. Shubnikova-Guseva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021, pp. 617–635. (In Russian)

About the author:

Sergey I. Subbotin, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, А. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


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The article provides a general overview of materials that appeared in the press of Estonia and Latvia from the first mention of the name of S. A. Esenin to materials caused by the tragic death of the Russian poet. The authors of a significant number of responses were journalists and cultural ideologists who visited Soviet Russia and got an idea of the literary and cultural life of that time. Some of them got acquainted with S. A. Esenin. Special attention in the article is paid to the translations of Esenin’s works and memoirs about him.

Keywords: S. A. Esenin, reception, Russian poetry of the 20th century, Ants Salum, Eduard Meks, Karlis Preis, Estonian-Russian literary relations, Latvian-Russian literary relations.