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«Дети мои являются третьим поколением работников искусств...»: Коммуникативные функции домашних мемуаров 1930-х годов

This article is dedicated to an analysis of the transmission of memories of the pre-revolutionary past among the Soviet musical and artistic elite in the second half of the 1930s. Some of the memoirs and autobiographical writings from that period were initially created only for handwritten circulation or to be read aloud to friends and guests at home. In this case, the microsocial environment in which these memoirs were to function had a large influence on the thematic repertoire, hierarchy of values, and type of subjects written about and depicted, as did family memoir traditions and family archives. The author uses the concept of the episteme of memory, introduced by psychologist Jens Brockmeier, as the analytical framework for discussing this set of issues. The memoirs of the opera singer Maria Dulova, written from 1934—1935, serve as the case study.