Keywords: Grigoriev, V. S. Spiridonov, A. N. Ostrovsky, Russian culture, creative personality, drama of fate, dynamics of world understanding, literary criticism, theatrical criticism.
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Yedoshina, I. A. “Apollon Grigoriev in the Evaluations of Vasily Spiridonov (To the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of A. A. Grigoriev and the 70th Anniversary of the Death of V. S. Spiridonov).” Dva veka russkoi klassiki, vol. 4, no. 3, 2022, pp. 34–51. (In Russ.)

Author: Irina A. Yedoshina
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Irina A. Yedoshina, DSc of Culturology, Professor, Kostroma State University, Dzerzhinsky st. 17, 156005 Kostroma, Russia.


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Received: May 19, 2022
Approved after reviewing: June 12, 2022
Published: September 25, 2022
Issue: 2022 Volume 4 No. 2
Department: To the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Apollon Alexandrovich Grigoriev
Pages: 34–51

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The article systematically descirbes the ideas of the historian of Russian literature Vasily Spiridonov about the work of Apollon Grigoriev for the first time. The name of this researcher is almost forgotten by those who study works by Ap. Grigoriev and A. N. Ostrovsky, with whom he was well acquainted and about whose work Apollon Grigoriev repeatedly wrote. The author of the article identified and presented the entire bibliographic list of works written by Spiridonov about Grigoriev and analyzes three most important works. The researcher highly appreciates his talent as a critic, differs articles by a perspective, reveals dynamics of his ideas of art. The article emphasizes that Spiridonov himself had a brilliant command of the word, kept a distance between his ideas about the critical works of Grigoriev and the author. This correct position allowed Spiridonov to disclose adequately specifics of critiques of the Grigoriev, to add them to a historical and cultural context of not only his time. As a result it is specified that Spiridonov’s works didn’t lose the relevance, have novelty, originality of approaches in understanding of creativity of the Grigoriev as a critic.


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