A.V. Sukhovo-Kobylin: Pro et Contra. An anthology) The review of the book A.V. Sukhovo-Kobylin: Pro et Contra, published in the Russky Put’ (Russian Way) series (Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy Press), tells the readers about the life and creative work of Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin (1817-1903), whose name has been undeservedly forgotten by the posterity. While trying to answer the question of why the works of this writer were little known to the reading public, the author at the same time analyzes the causes of the revival of interest in him. The review also touches upon the situation with today’s humanitarian thought, which is characterized by the absence of scholarly schools, the unsorted state and inaccessibility of archives, the lack of the culture of writing commentaries, and other ailments.