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Daria S. Moskovskaia

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Daria S. Moskovskaia — DSc in Philology, Deputy Director of the A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, Head of the Manuscript Department, А. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya St., 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: info@imli.ru


Philological sciences




Vol. 45


Pp. 138-146


April 10, 2017

Date of publication

September 15, 2017

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The article provides an overview of comments of the foreign press on the stories of Vs. Ivanov from the series “Secret of Secrets” and on his novel “The Adventures of a fakir”. The comparison of the foreign reviews and Soviet criticism has shown that despite available similarities the overall assessment is diametrically opposite. Foreign critics deduced Ivanov’s stylistic genealogy from his Siberian and Cossack past and saw in his biography a source of strength, which gave him a chance to live and to remain independent and humanе person in a brutal post-revolutionary situation.


Vsevolod Ivanov, foreign criticism, biography, style, humanism.


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