The paper sums up the results of the annual literary contest in regards to the autobiographical novel “The forgotten taste of kislichka” by the South Korean writer Park Wansuh, which was held at the end of 2016 among Russian students. The book aroused great interest among readers owing to the author’s frankness, simplicity of narration, and fascinating plot. Park Wansuh describes her childhood in a village, moving to Seoul, years at the University, liberation from Japan, adulthood, and the Korean War (1950–1953). Most students note the importance of information that the writer preserved in her memory as well as extensive ethnographic material on Korea. The writer describes the traditions of Koreans, relations in family and society. Many students note that thanks to Park Wansuh, they acquired interest to the history and culture of Korea. The writer uses numerous symbols that have been interpreted differently by the authors of the essays. Particular interest was raised by kislichka, the plant that symbolizes both the homeland of Park Wansuh and the formation of her personality. Students also paid much attention to the image of the mother. It helps readers to understand the origins of strength and creativity of Korean people, who turned the former colony into a developed economy over a few decades, an incredible “discovery” for many essay writers. Comparing the history of Korea and Russia, students find a lot of things in common, despite the different mentality. Ultimately, students note the author's mastery in describing nature, and they find parallels with famous works of Russian writers.
The book “Byzantine Culture and Hagiography” comprises, under one cover, 42 texts published by Professor of the National Research University - Huger School of Economics DrSc Sergey A. Ivanov, from 1992 till 2020. Only one article appears for the first time, yet, thirteen had been previously published in foreign languages and were translated by the author into Russian for the first time especially for this volume. Four main divisions of the book are dedicated to different areas of studies: Byzantine culture, hagiography (that is, lives of the saints), relations between Byzantium and the Slavs (and Rus’); the last chapter consists of articles on the history of Byzantine studies. The volume contains eight first editions of medieval written texts.
Proceedings of the Gasparov's Readings-2014, dedicated to the strategies of translating and to the theory of translation by M.L. М.Л. Gasparov; the problems of translation and the ways to teach, how to translate poetry and fiction
Orlov, Andrei A., (1960–) Resurrection of the Fallen Adam: Ascension, Transfiguration, and Deification of the Righteous in Early Jewish Mysticism / Russian State University for the Humanities; Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies; The Sector of Comparative Studies of Eastern and Western Cultures; translations from English by A. V. Markov, I. Ju. Miroshnikov, N. N. Seleznyov; edited by N. N. Seleznyov. – Moscow: Russian State University for the Humanities, 2014. 464 pp. – ISBN 978-5-98604-435-4
The booklet was published for the exhibition of Vs.N.Nekrasov collection of paintings and drawings transferred to the Department of Private Collections of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts; it contains the catalog of the collection, selected bibliography of Nekrasov' s articles on visual arts and some poems previously unpublished.