Classification – name: Literary studies
Author: Marina I. Shcherbakova, Valeria G. Andreeva
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
Pages: 544
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: Collection of articles
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0638-3
ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0639-0
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 26.12.2020
Place of publication: Moscow


Literary process in Russia of the 18th — 19th centuries. Secular and spiritual literature. Issue 2, eds. M.I. Shcherbakova, V.G. Andreeva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 544 p.

About ex. editors

Marina I. Shcherbakova, DSc in Philology, Professor, Director of Research, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


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Valeria G. Andreeva, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Professor, Kostroma State University, Dzerzhinsky St., 17, 156005 Kostroma, Russia.


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Investigations of the creative heritage of Russian writers and poets of the 18 th -19 th centuries, as well as of the most prominent representatives of the Russian clergy and Russian culture, are presented in the scientific work; key issues of the writers’ work method and style, of their works’ genre features, creative self-determination, are raised; new and unique explanations of both widely known and less read classics’ works, which reveal deep meanings and ideas that have not yet been identified in literary criticism, are given. The literary process of the era is illustrated by the special continuity of thoughts and ideas characteristic of Russian literature for which, deep vision and understanding of life, religious consciousness (it is from the said position the study of the works’ artistic worlds is necessary). Materials of archives, rare book publications and periodicals equipped with scientific commentary are introduced into scientific circulation. The originality of the published investigations and materials gives the collective work topicality and special colour on the whole.



Krasheninnikova O.A. Theophan Prokopovich’s treatise “About reviling of decrees of Peter the Great” (1734): towards the history of disputes about the destiny of monasticism in Russia in the 18th century

Afanasyev E.L. Metropolitan Platon (Levshin) — publicist

Burmistrova S.V. Reception of the plot about road to Damascus in the poem “Agasfer” by Vasily Zhukovsky 

Vinogradov I.A. Religious motifs of the comedy of Nikolai Gogol “The Gamblers” 

Vinogradov I.A. Nikolai Gogol and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov in the work on the painting “The Apparition of the Messiah” 

Chasin Ye.V. Trinity list of memories schemamonk Selevkiy (Trofimov) about his travels in the orthodox east  

Bogdanova T.A. Russian hierarches in their correspondence: letters to Voronezh and Zadonsk Archbishop Ignatiy (Semyonov) (1842–1849) 

Dmitriyeva Ye.Ye. National idea and call for mutual understanding:later creative work of Vladimir Odoyevskyin disputes between Russia and the West 

Dmitriev А.P. About publications of Aleksey Khomyakov’s works and problemsfor the future: unknown, unpublished, uncollected 

Krutova M.S. Information on the study of ancient Slavic monuments of writing in the mid-19th century in the correspondence of Spiridon Palauzov and Aleksey Viktorov

Generalova N.P. From comments to Afanasy Fet’s “My Early Years” 

Shcherbakova M.I. Additions to the attribution of archival documentsof the Manuscripts Department of the Russian State Library 

Andreeva V.G. Properties and signs of the epicin three novels by Leo Tolstoy