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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: Vadim V. Polonsky
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
  • Pages: 960 p.
  • 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: Monograph
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  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0733-5
  • Year of publication: 2024
  • Place of publication: Moscow
  • PDF

  • Polonsky, Vadim V. Two Centuries from Karamzin: Literature in Dialogues with History and in Cross-Cultural Relations. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2024. 960 р.

Information about the author:

Vadim V. Polonsky, DSc in Philology, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Professor, Sichuan University, No. 24, South Section 1, Yihuan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, 610065, China.


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The book consists of research writings that grew out of the author’s studies in Russian literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. So the book diverges into several concentric thematic circles. The diachronic one implies a retrospective review of the reception, primarily by the Silver Age, of national and world cultural heritage (from Pushkin to Chekhov; from ancient tragedy and Dante to Paul Claudel and Knut Hamsun) and a prospectus reaching almost to the present day (Solzhenitsyn, Brodsky). The historical one involves a special focus on the First World War (to a lesser extent the Second, as a response to the fate of European modernism) and the Russian Revolution. At last, the synthetic circle affects the dialogues of literature and literary criticism with philosophy, other arts and humanities. The monograph is intended for philologists, historians, philosophers, lecturers and students of the humanities.

Keywords: Russian literature, comparative studies, intercultural relations, literary reception, poetics, literature and history, literature and revolution, literature and war.


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