Keywords: N. A. Nekrasov, Russian criticism, literary process, publishing activity, dialogues, creative relationships, literary influences.
For citation:

Domanskiy, V. A. “Early N. A. Nekrasov in Lifetime Criticism.” Dva veka russkoi klassiki, vol. 4, no. 3, 2022, pp. 220–231. (In Russ.)     

Author: Valeriy A. Domanskiy
Information about the author:

Valeriy A. Domanskiy, DSc in Pedagogy, Professor, St. Petersburg Military Order of Zhukov, Institute of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation, st. Pilot Pilyutov 1, 198206 St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Received: April 23, 2022
Approved after reviewing: June 17, 2022
Published: September 25, 2022
Issue: 2022 Volume 4 No. 3
Department: Scientific Life
Pages: 220–231

UDK: 821.161.1.09"19"


The monograph by M. Yu. Danilevskaya is based on a thorough study of periodicals, diaries and letters of writers, archival materials, memoirs of contemporaries: those sources which contain information about the early years of N. A. Nekrasov. For the first time in Russian literary criticism, she undertakes a multifaceted contextual and historical-functional analysis of critical works, statements and judgments about Nekrasov, which makes it possible to comprehend the reception of the poet’s literary activity from 1838 to 1848 by domestic criticism and journalism. During this period that Nekrasov formed as a poet, critic, editor and publisher. The book highlights the personality of Nekrasov, his relationship with his contemporaries, his work in critical assessments of F. A. Koni, V. G. Belinsky, N. A. Polevoy, P. A. Pletnev, O. I. Senkovsky, F. V. Bulgarin, etc. The monograph contains a number of entertaining stories related to the study of little-known facts of Nekrasov studies. The publication under review helps to clarify important events in the historical and literary process of the 1840s, to comprehend Nekrasov’s place in it and to trace the poet’s difficult creative path into “great literature.”


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