O. A. Zhukova, A. A. Kara-Murza and M. G. Talalay are well known as researchers in the Russian and Italian culture. New work, written in collaboration, is dedicated to Russian writers, philosophers, artists, travelers, who had visited the old Amalfi in southern Italy. The relics of St. Andrew the Apostle are a spiritual treasure of the city for over 800 years.The basis of historical and philosophical program of the book is studies of the intellectual biographies of prominent figures of Russian literature, philosophy and art of the nineteenth and twentieth century. They had inspired by the beauty of Amalfi, embodying it in his works.
Alexandre Kojeve (Kojevnikoff) relatively early, when he was only 32 years old, formulated main ideas of his philosophical doctrine. This was preceded by his childhood and youth in prerevolutionary Moscow, where his study of philosophy begins (1902 - 1919); university studies in philosophy and oriental languages in Germany, finishing with his dissertation on Vladimir Solovyov's metaphysics in Paris (1926 - 1933), development of proper anthropology and first essay of existential phenomenology (the manuscript "Atheism", 1931), which shall be a part of his neohegelian system.
Sergei Eisenstein's biography falls comfortably into the pattern of a conventional Bildungsroman. A bourgeois family, the tyranny of the father, the neurotic love affairs of the mother, a predetermination of life for the only son, then Revolution as a wheel of fortune and a chance of freedom that turned the formerly suppressed young man to the Avant-Garde artist, International successor and stepson of his terroroizing and terrorized motherland. This biography came into being after extensive research in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, and the author is the first to analyze Eisenstein's diaries - materials that were partly inaccessible in the past. The book is addressed to wide audience but could be useful for a specialist becaise of changing research optics and fighting the stereotypes. The book contains 96 illustrations: photos, portraits, caricatures, book covers and 30 rare movie posters.
The study concerns the ways to reconstruct the intellectual biography of V.I. Kolosov. The need of study of his scientific heritage is shown.
The correspondens of the local Tver historian V.I.Kolosov (1854-1919) remains in holding of several archieves, namely in Kolosov's personal funds at State Archiv of Tver region, in Kolosov"s personal funds at Tver State United Museum and in the funds of Tver Scientific Archival Commission at State Archive of Tver region. The article deals with the typology and contents of the remaining Kolosov"s letters, demonstrating the use of private letters in reconstructing the intellectual biography of the local historian