Classification – name: Literary studies
Author: Alexey I. Chagin
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 320 р.
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
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0658-1
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Chagin, Alexey I. The horizons of “the beautiful clarity”. Acmeism, the Petersburg school in the 1920–1930s. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 320 р. (In Russian)

About the author:

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


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The monograph is devoted to the destiny of an acmeistic line of development of Russian poetry in the 1920–1930s. It is shown in the work that acmeism which stopped its existence in 1914 already as an organized literary phenomenon, was preserved as a literary position, dissolved in a wide field of a post-symbolic poetry of a Petersburg school. Post-revolutionary creative activity by N. Gumilyov, A. Akhmatova, O. Mandelstam; the poetry by the representatives of the young generation of the 1920s K. Vaginov, A.Radlova, N. Tikhonov, I. Odoevtzeva are being examined in the work. Creative activity by the poets of Russia Abroad — V. Khodasevich, G.Ivanov, V. Smolensky, the poets of the “Paris note” — L. Chervinskaya, A.Shteiger — becomes to be an object of a steady analysis in the work.

Keywords: Russian literature, acmeism, St. Petersburg school.