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Top ten beards in Russian literature

I know I said I’d write another post about Mapping Petersburg, but I’m still thinking about that, so in the mean time, another top ten. But this time it is not the works, but the writers themselves, and specifically their facial adornments, that interest me. Beards, as Elif Batuman has affirmed, are hugely important to […]

Russians in London: Lev Tolstoy

There are two sources devoted solely to Tolstoy’s two-week stay in London in March 1861, Victor Lucas’s book Tolstoy in London (1979), and A. V. Knowles’s snappily titled article, ‘Some Aspects of L. N. Tolstoy’s Visit to London in 1861: An Examination of the Evidence’ (1978). They’re very different, but share a similar and telling fault: […]

Russkii vestnik 1857

The 1857 volumes feature poetry by the usual suspects, Maikov, Fet, Tiutchev, and A. K. Tolstoy, all of whom obviously formed an early and lasting attachment to the journal. Prose is represented in works by Pechersky, Petrichenko and Evgeniia Tur, as well as a number of stories by Shchedrin. Tur also contributes an essay on […]

Russkii vestnik 1858

Poetry plays a strong role in the 1858 volumes, with works by Maikov, Fet, Berg, A. K. Tolstoy, Tiutchev, Pavlova, and others. Prose fiction features somewhat less, though there are number of stories, including contributions by Tur an Narskaia. Non-fictional articles are both wide-ranging and international in perspective. Although there are works on Russian history, […]

Russkii vestnik 1862

Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons was obviously the literary event of 1862, and the furore that surrounded the novel is also reflected here in articles about Turgenev and nihilism. Other critical works include Druzhinin on new talent in contemporary English literature, Nikolai Tikhonravov on Russian literature and on Karamzin, de Roberti on English journalism, and P. […]

Russkii vestnik 1863

Highlights of this year include Tolstoy’s The Cossacks and Polukushka. I have to admit I’ve never come across the latter before — I’m slightly on the fence about Tolstoy, so I never really get beyond the obvious things, although there are quite enough of those. There’s also part of a drama by Maikov called Three […]

Russkii vestnik 1864

The volumes for 1864 feature the usual round-up of poets: Viazemsky, Fet, Almazov, and Maikov, who has supplements in the first two issues. Women writers seem more prominent than usual, with short stories by L. A. Cherkasova, Novinskaia, and Ol’ga N. The first half of Vigel’s Memoirs appears, as do the middle sections of Subbotin’s […]

Russkii vestnik 1865

These volumes of Russkii vestnik feature a number of literary works, from chapters from War and Peace and poetry by Fet, Tiutchev and Viazemsky, to the continuation of Wilkie Collins’s Armadale and, in the supplement, Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend. There are historical articles on Alexander I after 1812, the Pugachevshchina, and Lomonosov and the Academy […]

Russkii vestnik 1866

It’s hard to get beyond the literary contributions to Russkii vestnik for 1866, as it features both the first of Dostoevsky’s major novels, Crime and Punishment, and parts of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. There are also poems by Fet and A. K. Tolstoy, and two works by Boborykin, The World of Success and In a […]

Russkii vestnik 1867

In 1867, Russkii vestnik published Turgenev’s novel Smoke, as well as two articles in Vladimir Dal”s series Pictures of Russian life and poetry by A. N. Maikov, A. A. Fet, and Count A. K. Tolstoy. A translation of the first part of Faust appears in the July issue. There are articles by Laroche, on the […]