EPICHESKI-DIDAKTICHESKAYA PASSIJNAYA LITERATURA ZAPADNOEVROPEJSKIH STRAN I DREVNERUSSKIE STRASTI HRISTOVY
The article discusses the epic-didactic tradition of West European literature devoted to the description of the suffering of the Savior; provides examples of various literary monuments
Key words: Western European medieval literature, Old Russian literature, Passion, Passion of the Christ, the Gospel of Nicodemus.
NOVELLA BOKKACHCHO V RUSSKOJ I SHVEDSKOJ VERSIYAH XVII VEKA
This article examines alterations and remakes of the ninth novelette of the second day of «The Decameron» by Boccaccio in the XVI-XVII centuries in Europe. The connection of the Russian alteration, namely the narrative «About the merchant, who made a bet on his wife’s virtue», with the Polish alteration, written by Bieniasz Budny, has already been studied thoroughly. Thus, in this paper the concern is with the attempt to compare the Slavic remakes of the novelette with the Swedish remakes of the first half of the XVII century.
Key words: G. Boccaccio. The Decameron. Russian literature of the XVII century. Swedish literature of the XVII century.
VAVILON U PUSHKINA
The article deals with all cases of the use of the words «Babylon», «Tower of Babel», «Nimrod», «the flood» in poetry and personal records of A. S. Pushkin. It has been established that in the period from 1815 to 1826 Pushkin introduced biblical Babylonian stories in context of humorous parody, and in 1827-1833 he made them a part of his philosophy of history. Particular attention is given to the true Sumerian-Babylonian prototypes of biblical stories with the mention of Babylon.
Key words: A. S. Pushkin, Babylon, Nimrod, Nabuchadnezzar II, «The Copper Horserider», «The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish».
ISTORIKO-LITERATURNYJ KONTEKST PUSHKINSKOGO PIS'MA K N. M. YAZYKOVU (1831)
This article aims at specifying the date of A. S. Pushkin’s letter to N. M. Yazykov (1831) with annotations concerning one especially tricky place. The letter is studied in terms of a wide literary context.
Key words: A. S. Pushkin, N. M. Yazykov, correspondence, «Northern flowers».
K INTERPRETACII STIHOTVORENIYA E. BARATYNSKOGO «CHEREP»
The article investigates the poem by E. Baratynsky «The scull» as compared with its two earlier editions and with its probable sources: the poems by G. G. Byron «Lines Inscribed On a Cup Formed From Scull» and «Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage», the tragedy of W. Shakespeare «Hamlet» and works of Russian followers of E. Young (S. Bobrov and S. Shikhmatov). The article observes the influence of the contemporary critiques of «The scull» on the further editing of the poem.
Key words: early poetry of E. Baratynsky, G. G. Byron, W. Shakespeare, the graveyard poetry, the followers of E. Young, S. Bobrov, S. Shikhmatov.
ROMAN A. A. BESTUZHEVA-MARLINSKOGO «VADIMOV» I SISTEMA POETICHESKIH ZHANROV PERVOJ TRETI XIX VEKA
This article reports about the unfinished novel of A.A. BestuzhevMarlinsky «Vadimov» in the context of the literary tradition, presenting the events of 1812. On the material of lyrical texts several discourses are released, one of them is the basis of the official mythology of the Patriotic War of 1812. The selecting one or the other tradition is explained by the author’s views on the poetics of the novel genre.
Key words: A. A. Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Vadimov, novel, myth, the Patriotic War of 1812, agitational lyrics.
«MYSLI O NASTOYASHCHEJ LITERATURE» A. F. VEL’TMANA
This work presents the analysis of the articles by A. F. Veltman that give an idea of his views on the origin and the development of literature. It is the first time when some fragments of the incomplete article by Veltman named «Thoughts about original literature» are introduced for scientific use.
Key words: Alexander Veltman, literature, writer’s archive.
K VOPROSU OB IZDANII N. S. LESKOVYM MOLITV KIRILLA TUROVSKOGO
The article deals with the history of publication of Saint Cyril of Turaw’s prayers by N. Leskov and compares the proofreading marks of the reprints of «The Orthodox Interlocutor», a theological journal, from the writer’s personal library and the final published issue of the prayers collection.
Key words: XIXth century Russian literature, Leskov, Cyril of Turow, prayers.