Военная служба Е. А. Баратынского: между биографией и поэзией
The focus of this article is Nikolai Nekrasov's attempt to revive the legacy of Yevgeny Baratynsky, whose poetry - mainly due to Vissarion Belinsky's criticism - was not as higly esteemed in Nekrasov's lifetime as after Baratynsky's "rediscovery' in the early 20th century. It is also shows that Baratynsky's elegies could influence Nekrasov's poem "Kogda iz mraka zabluzhdeb'ia..." (1845), and ofeer an explanation of the reason why Nekrasov favored Baratynsky's poem "Priznanie" (1823, 1832-33).
The article is dedicated to the reflection of the Finnish war (1808–1809) in poetry and press of the first third of the XIX century and to the participation of Russian literature in the construction of the narrative of the Finnish war. I observe the simultaneous ideological shaping of the campaign in the Russian printed materials, the acceptance of the war by its participants and their younger contemporaries, and then look at the reflection of these images and ideological constructs in the poem “Eda” by E. Baratynsky. Comparing synchronic literary responses to the Finnish campaign and interpretations of it offered in the press to that which we find in Baratynsky’s text and similar statements on the Finnish War, we get a more vivid picture of the essential rhetorical and conceptual breakdown that occurred in the late 1800s – early 1810s in conceptualizing the fate of the empire’s peoples.
The project of cultural sociology developed by Boris Dubin and his colleagues is often remained out of frames in the discussion of theirs works. Thorough consideration of the principles of cultural analysis which is based on the works of Boris Dubin and Lev Gudkov in the field of sociology of literature can give us an opportunity to reevaluate the place of this project in the history of the humanities in last decades. Ноwever the study of the evolution of the project reveals some conceptual tensions. Further discussion of these tensions seem to be useful as for the productive reception of this project as for the comprehension of the significance of Dubin’s works of 1900s – 2000s in its proliferation.