Keywords: Nikolai Soloviev, literary criticism, journalism, ethics, aesthetics, nihilism.
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Shcherbakov, V. I. “On ‘Works’ by Nikolai Solovyov Being Prepared at the IWL RAS”. Dva veka russkoi klassiki, vol. 3, no. 2, 2021, pp. 230–243. (In Russ.)

Author: Viktor I. Shcherbakov
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Viktor I. Shcherbakov, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID:

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Received: February 13, 2021
Approved after reviewing: March 31, 2021
Published: June 28, 2021
Issue: 2021 Volume 3 No. 2
Department: Scientific Life
Pages: 230-243
UDK: 821.161.1.0

Abstract: This article is an announcement of the future collected works by Nikolai Ivanovich Solovyov (1831–1874), literary critic, publicist and art theorist of the 1860s. A brief history of the issue is presented, main achievements of the predecessors in the elaboration of Nikolai Solovyov’s literary heritage are indicated, a brief outline of his literary activity is given, and an attempt is made to present Solovyov’s main ideas. The collected works of Soloviev (in three volumes) being prepared at the Department of Russian Classical Literature of the IWL RAS will be the first scientific publication of his works. This edition will include all the literary-critical, historical-literary, journalistic, polemical, philosophical articles by Solovyov, as well as the most significant popular science works of historical and general cultural interest. In addition to the texts originally published in periodicals, later versions of articles from the author's collection Art and Life (1869) will also be presented, for which a special section is intended. The edition will be provided with a scientific commentary and an annotated name index. The first volume of the edition will begin with an introductory article, which will include an essay on the life and literary activities of Solovyov (by Viktor Shcherbakov). At the end of the article, the basic principles of preparation of the future edition are outlined.


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