Резюме на английском языке
I. G. BELIKOV
People, Manuscripts, Books
An account of life and work of E. Petrayev, a soviet bibliophile and writer from Kirov.
Fidelity to Facts in "And Quiet Flows the Don"
Checking historic facts as described in M. Sholokhov's "And Quiet Flows the Don" against genuine historic records, Sergei Simanov, the Russian Civil War historian describes the novel as an accurate historic chronicle.
A Gift from the Spanish People
The founder of the Ail-Union State Library of Foreign Literature, Honoured Vice-President of the International Federation of Library Associations presents a collection of Spanish books that the Republic of Spain donated to the Soviet Union in 1938. The article reviews the most valuble items of the collection and explores their historic background.
Re-reading the Catalogues
A prominent bibliophile reviews book catalogues issued by some bibliophile clubs and outlines the history of the bibliophile movement in this country.
"When a Poet Translates..."
The popular Slovak poet is known as a translator of poetry by A. Akhmatova, M. Tsvetayeva, Y. Yevtusnenko and many other Russian poets. In his interview he discusses the books that shaped both his personality and his writing.
A Leningrad bibliophile reports on the current problems of the bibliophile movement's theory and nistory discussed at a conference held in Leningrad in October 1985.
Andre Maurois in My Library
A bibliophile from Leningrad presents his collection of the popular French writer's works and portrays Maurois as a book-collector and book-lover.
Some Points on the Future of the Exlibrist Societies
The article features the International Association of Exlibrist Societies. Mr. Butler, an expert in modern book design dwells upon some practical aspects of its activity.
William Elliot Butler and the British Exlibrist Society
The author recalls his meeting with W. Butler, portrays his life and work and surveys the links between exlibrists in Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
Pechorian and Pecherin
A biographic sketch of V. S. Pecherin, a young scientist, poet and professor of Moscow University-and a presumed prototype of the main character in M. Lermontov's novel "A Hero of Our Time".
Depository of the Antiques
In his interview, N. B. Volkova, Director of the Central State Archives of Literature and Arts traces the Archives' history and describes the way their stock is looked after and enriched. Theoretic and educational activities of the Archives are also discussed.
The Art of the Strigolniks
Academician B. A. Rybakov (Academy of Sciences of the USSR) explores the sources and character of the art of the Strigolniks, Novgorod and Pskov heretics who opposed Christian Orthodox ritualism. Their literature, epigraphy and art enjoyed popularity in late fourteenth century Russia and contributed greatly to the development of humanistic ideas.
A Fairy Tale Seen With Our Own Eyes
A journalist and book design critic reviews an exhibition of book illustrations held in Bratislava (Czechoslovakia) in 1985, paying special attention to most remarkable illustrations made by artists from the USSR, the Federal Republic of Germany, Czechoslovakia and other countries.
Artist and Literature
A review of the exhibition of Moscow book illustratiors held in the fall of 1985 in Podolsk near Moscow. "Artist and Literature" was the motto of the exhibition.
Bibliophiles and Books Today
The article discusses the interaction of bibliophiles and book designers today. It also gives a brief historic account of book and book illustration exhibitions.
"The Primal Disposition of His Soul..."
The son of the acclaimed Russian Soviet poet in his reminiscences sheds new light on his father's life and poetry.
A Blue Flower
These autobiographic notes from A. Remizov's book "With Closely Cropped Eyes" recreate the images of the writer's childhood, his personal discovery of the world of fairy tales, books, letters. The publication is supplemented with excerpts from the memoirs of S. P. Remizova-Dovgello, the writer's wife, and a commentary providing the necessary background for readers of this unconventional Russian writer who often resorted to lexical and syntactical archaization of the language in his prose.
The Death in the Castle
We present the first Russian translation of a story by L. Blockman, President of the American Association of Detective Story Writers. The story describes an investigation of a crime triggered off by bibliomania.
Treasures of the Pushkin's House Library
The article examines some rare editions belonging to the Institute of Russian Literature and Arts (Academy of Sciences of the USSR).
Lessons of Reading
Borrowing material from Russian and world literature, the author views reading not merely as a personality-shaping process but also as a key to self-awareness.
© Злыгостев А.С., 2001-2019
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