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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: Yuri D. Anchabadze
  • Pages: 275–296
  • 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: Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th — 20th Centuries: in 3 vols. Vol. 2
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  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Anchabadze, Yu.D. “Russian and Abkhaz Literature: Socio- Cultural Aspects of Historical Interaction.” Abkhaziia v russkoi slovesnosti XIX–XX vv.: v 3 t. [Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th–20th Centuries: in 3 vols.], vol. 2, ex. ed. M.I. Shcherbakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2023, pp. 275–296. (In Russian)

Information about the author:

Yuri D. Anchabadze, DSc in History, Head of Department of Caucasus, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Leninsky Av. 32 a, 119334 Moscow, Russia; Leading Research Fellow, Department of Literature of D. I. Gulia Abkhazian Institute for Research in the Humanities, Abkhazian Academy of Sciences, Aidgylar St. 44, 384900 Sukhumi, Abkhazia.


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The interaction and mutual influence of Russian and Abkhazian literatures is considered as a single movement of sociogenesis, which ensures progressive development, contributes to the growth and complication of the sociocultural foundations and civilizational potential of the two peoples. A conceptual approach is substantiated that allows a broader look at the basic problems of the history of world literature, in particular Abkhaz literature, in the context of understanding its origins and initial stages of formation; an updated view of the main stages in the history of Abkhaz literature is proposed. A new projection on the history of the relationship between Russian and Abkhaz literature, the main channel of which was the Russian language, is noted. The traditions of Russian-language Abkhazian literature, represented by an outstanding constellation of brilliant masters (G. Gulia, F. Iskander, Yu. Lakerbay, D. Zantaria, D. Chachkhalia, D. Nachkebia, etc.) are analyzed. The most important role of translations is shown. The essential place of national texts in the historical interaction of literatures is emphasized. Examples of deep interpenetration of national artistic thinking and ways of its expression are given — in the forms and genres of literary works, the adequacy of translations, the emergence of national texts, personal contacts of word masters. It is convincingly shown that the interaction of cultural traditions is the key to further expansion of the volume and directions of the fruitful development of Russian and Abkhaz literature.

  • Keywords: Russian literature, Abkhaz literature, Russian-Abkhaz literary connections, Abkhaz text, literary translation.


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