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Soviet Theories of Biography and the Aesthetics of Personality

Biography. 2015. No. 38.3. P. 343-362.

This article considers the history of Russian thinking on the genre of biography, focusing on Romantic and post-Romantic intellectual tradition that grants to the biographical subject the power to craft one`s own self. This tradition can still be found to be operative in the work of Yuri Lotman and Lydia Ginzburg.