The collection of the studies, those are devoted to the tie between the works of the literature and other kinds of art. Such researchs, where the planes of literary studies and arts critics intersect, call today the living interest. This approach greatly increases the circle of raised questions.
This book explores the history of the Arzamas, famed as a literary circle, whose interests extended far past literature. In my book I argue that Arzamas members sought liberalization of the Russian state. At its most visionary, the Arzamas project called for the creation of a Pan-European federal system, based on a constitutional form of government in each state. This new political system, as I reconstruct it in my book, was supposed to touch practically every sphere of statecraft, foreign relations, politics, language, and culture. My study, in short, is an attempt to recover the major cultural consequences of this political program. This work is considered to be the first monograph where Arzamas literary program was reconstructed in all its aspects – political, social, aesthetic, and religious.
In a new book of L.Vidgof one can find large and important information concerning Osip Mandelstam’s biography; in addition, there are articles analyzing some poet’s works.
The publication of poems by Osip Mandelstam with an academic commentary
The book is a Russian translation from the Syriac original of the first six memre (treatises) from the First Collection by mar Ishaq of Nineveh.