Plots of the Future History of 20th Century Russian Literature in “The Chronicle of the Life and Work of S. A. Esenin”
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Abstract: The article is a review of the book The chronicle of the life and work of S.A. Esenin. V.5. 1925 – mid-1926. In two books. Book 2. It analyzes Esenin’s chronicle of the last days of his life, his creative connections with his contemporaries (Mayakovsky, Klyuyev, Kazin, Budantsev, Voronsky, etc.) and Esenin’s participation in the literary group of imaginists in the early 1920s. It should be noted that many valuable materials about the life and creative work of the poet, as well as about the literary process of the mid-1920s, are published for the first time. The chronicle contains references to foreign publications about Esenin, confirming the extent of the poet’s fame and recognition throughout the world. The reviewer concludes that The chronicle... provides an opportunity to determine the main plots of the history of the Russian literature of the 20th century. The story about the relationships between A. K. Voronsky and Esenin is one of the recurrent plots of Book 2 of Volume 5 of The chronicle... . It is noted that the previously unknown diary of I. V. Evdokimov revealed his contribution to the publication of the collected works of Esenin. The chronicle… reports the participation of the almost forgotten writer S. F. Budantsev in the events aimed to immortalize the memory of the poet. The review of the final book of The chronicle... makes it possible to conclude that the study of the literary biography and creative activity of the poet does not close the topic, but, on the contrary, convincingly demonstrates the prospects for its further development and opens up new vistas for reconstructing a reliable history of the Russian literature of the first half of the 1920s.
Key words: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS; RUSSIAN POETRY; RUSSIAN POETS; LITERARY CREATIVE ACTIVITY; LITERARY CRITICISM; IMAGINISTS
Malygina, N. М. (2020). Plots of the Future History of 20th Century Russian Literature in “The Chronicle of the Life and Work of S. A. Esenin”. In Philological Class. 2020. Vol. 25 ⋅ №1. P. 209-213. DOI 10.26170/FK20-01-21.