GORKY STUDIES: A NEW PHASE

Journal Title: Studia Litterarum - Year 2016, Vol 1, Issue 3

Abstract

The A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature is acknowledged center of the international Gorky Studies. The paper discusses all the stages of the development of the Gorky research from 1937 to the present. The Institute published: Gorky’s collected works in 30 volumes (1949–1955), complete academic edition of his fctional works in 25 volumes, and 10 volumes of their editions (1968–1980). It is publishing a second series of Letters in 24 volumes (18 volumes have come out in the period from 1997 through 2016). Among other publications, there are 12 volumes of the Gorky archives, 3 volumes of his Literary Heritage, and proceedings of the annual “Gorky Readings.” A new phase of Gorky Studies began after the abandonment of a Marxist-Leninist approach to literary studies. This phase is characterized by the objectivity of scholarly analysis, focus on the obscure spots of Gorky’s biography and work, and use of the hitherto unknown archival materials. In parallel to the publication of Letters (a third part of letters in each volume is published for the frst time), IWL resumed a series entitled M. Gorky. Materials and Research: in 1998–2016 there were published 13 collections, now two more are getting ready for publication. These editions include Gorky’s correspondence with V. Lenin, I. Stalin, L. Kamenev, G. Zinoviev, G. Berya and others, documentary testimony of the writer’s ailment and death, and hitherto unknown memories of his contemporaries. The serial publication of Gorky Readings reflects the work of the annual academic conferences held in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan. These proceedings have rendered Gorky Studies to a new methodological level in that they attempt to reveal the face of the “real” Gorky, deprived of both a classical gloss and unjustifed denigration.

Authors and Affiliations

Lidya A. Spiridonova

Keywords

Related Articles

THE OCTOBER GARBO: CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD AND THE REVOLUTION

I propose to discuss Ernst Lubitsch’s decision to tailor Ninotchka (1939), his film with Greta Garbo, to Garbo in the role of a Soviet revolutionary, which — given the overwhelming importance of Garbo to classical Holly...

THE PROBLEM OF HUMANISM IN M. GORKY’S ESSAY “A. A. BLOK”

The article examines one of the most important problems of Gorky’s work — a problem of humanism. It relates the history of creation of Gorky’s essay “A. A. Blok” (1923) to the author’s reflections about deformation of t...

Epic Specificity of Ukrainian Folk Dumas

The article examines the epic specificity of Ukrainian dumas. It does it by demonstrating the originality of the verbal form of dumas, the musical elements of its texts and their performers, blind musicians, and by dis...

RUSSIAN FOLKLORE AS A REFLECTION OF NATIONAL CHARACTER IN THE WORK OF BORIS VYSHESLAVTZEV

The essay is focused on the spiritual crisis of Russian culture at the beginning of the 20th Century and on the search of philosophical alternatives to overcome the crisis within the framework of Russian philosophical...

SEARCH FOR IDENTITY IN THE TATAR AND TURKISH LITERATURE IN THE “EAST–WEST” CONTEXT AT THE TURN OF THE 19TH and 20TH CENTURIES

This article analyzes the search for the national and confessional identity of Tatar and Turkish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and identifies similarities and differences in their understanding of...

Download PDF file
  • EP ID EP26125
  • DOI 10.22455/2500-4247-2016-1-3-4-419-433
  • Views 320
  • Downloads 24

How To Cite

Lidya A. Spiridonova (2016). GORKY STUDIES: A NEW PHASE. Studia Litterarum, 1(3), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-26125