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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



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Vasily E. Molodyakov (Tokyo, Japan), LL.D. (Political science), PhD in History, Professor, Takushioku University.


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Famous first of all as “the poet of the town” Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov (1873–1924) was rarely mentioned among famous literary dachniks of Silver Age, and his poems depicting Russian nature are not well known or appreciated. Bryusov didn’t know either peasants’ or country squires’ life, but living on dacha (hired summer cottage in the suburbs) took a significant place in his biography and literary work. For Bry- usov dacha was neither a town as a usual place of living, nor a Town as a “world”, and DOI: 10.22455/978-5-9208-0627-7-239-250 240 also not a country as opposite to a town. Dacha was the place to continue comfortable town’s life on plain-air, not really separated from a town because it was hired in the suburbs, usually near a railway station, so it was possible to go there and back again in the same day or to spent a nignt in the town. This article deals with known facts of dacha’s life of the Bryusov family in the suburbs of Moscow. The study may be continued using unpublished sources to verify details, including their dacha’s addresses.

  • Keywords: Valery Bryusov, Moscow, town, suburbs, dacha, address, railway station.


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