Истинная жизнь Голубчика-Гостова
The article describes how the authorship of two poetry collections “Fol’kloristy” (1922) and “Temy” (1924), published in Petrograd-Leningrad in the early 1920s under the pseudonym Golubchik-Gostov, was established. The authors of the article managed to find the descendants of the poet Lev Mikhailovich Goldyonov, who was published under this pseudonym. And he left no other traces of his literary activity. The article presents the memoirs of Maria А. Khorosheva, Goldyonov’s grand-niece, which briefly tells about the history of the poet and his family. The photographs of the poet, his family members, and a number of documents are presented as illustrative material. In addition, the article attempts to reconstruct initially the poet’s biography, to recreate Lev M. Goldyonov’s social circle in Petrograd-Leningrad, at the same time the article provides biographical and historical-literary comments on a number of poems in the collections. Let us explore the Goldyonov’s relationship with Leonida Matveevna Kimstach (according to oral testimony of relatives, a close Goldyonov’s friend), to whom a number of poems from the collection “Temy” are dedicated. For the first time, the article examines the poetic’s peculiarities of Golubchik-Gostov’s collections, the connection of Goldyonov’s poems with the literary context contemporary to him, a version of the origin of the poetic pseudonym is proposed. The article establishes that the strategy of Goldyonov’s literary self-presentation is an example of a marginal implementation of the experience of avant-garde poetry and the means of its promotion. The article makes an attempt at the true scale and creative legacy of the forgotten poet. The authors of the article present only the initial results of the archival research undertaken.