This article was written about how the philosopher I. Ilyin studied the poet Alexander Blok
The publication is devoted to the family of the poet and translator Benedict Konstantinovich Livshits (1886–1938) and their fates after his death. His wife Ekaterina Konstantinovna (1902–1987) was arrested in 1940, while their son Kirill Venedictovich (1925–1942) was left in the care of a family friend, A. M. Shadrin, and later volunteered for the front; he was killed on October 18, 1942 at Stalingrad and buried at Mamaev Kurgan. The letters and offi cial documents that contain these facts are reproduced from the originals kept at the collection of Ekaterina Livshits in the Manuscripts department of the Russian National Library.
The article explores new possibilities of studying the archival heritage of V. Mayakovsky. On the example of the draft version of the poem "Emperor" (1928) the first stage of creation of the poetic text – work in notebooks is considered. Clarifies the text given in the draft autographs and creative history of the poem.
The article analyzes the reviews written by V. F. Khodasevich in 1905–1907, when the young critic and poet was searching for his own place in the Symbolist literary fi eld. Half of the reviews are published under the pseudonym «Sigurd». The author of the article looks into the peculiarities of Khodasevich’s work in the Symbolist magazines of the fi rst decade of the 20th century, as well as into the intra-literary circumstances associated with the introduction of the pseudonym. The most important peculiarity is his status of the pupil and, at the same time, the opponent of V. Y. Bryusov.
The article is devoted to the history of the text and the complex publication fate of Marina Tsvetaeva's collection "Youth poems".
Analysis of the individual circumstances and presumptions that informed Tatyana Gnedich's translation of Byron's "Don Juan" made in 1946 and published more that a decade later.
The article is devoted to authentic digital publication of handwritten texts. The creative heritage of Marina Tsvetaeva is used as an example.
The article shows how I. A. Goncharov and P. A. Valuev’s newspaper North Post (Severnaya Pochta) was used as an instrument of political reforms. The campaign of the «letters to the Tsar» organized by Valuev in support of the suppression of the Polish Uprising by the government is analyzed. The author shows that Valuev used the «letters to the Tsar» as an argument in favor of establishing the fi rst Russian parliament. The infl uence of Goncharov’s experience of working for a newspaper on the evolution of his novel is also noted.
Tha overall aim of this analisys is to interpret the literary strategy of Ivan Ivanovich Dmitriev, famous Russian poet of the beginning of the 19th century. Especially we are interested in his polemics against a group of men of letters, critics of 'karamzinian' tradition in Russian literature. The main conclusion of this research is that Dmitriev's position could be described as a 'double identity'' behaviour: he was used to represent himself both as a 'man of letters' and 'imperial bureaucrat'.
The article deals with the question of the addressee of V. Mayakovsky's unfinished poems of 1928.