Lada Panova



The paper attempts to prove that in «Cleopatra» Akhmatova portrays herself: as a beauty, as the last poet of the perished Silver Age and as an exceptionally valuable figure which Stalinist Russia risks loosing. To this end, she deploys a cryptographic manner of writing permeating the poem. The paper also suggests that the publication of the poem paved the way towards Akhmatova’s cult as «Anna of all the Russias».

Key words: Anna Akhmatova, Cleopatra, Russian Modernism, Alexander Pushkin, cryptographic writing, women writing, cult of Akhmatova.


Lyubov’ Lukashenko

NOVAYA DETSKAYA LITERATURA Osobennosti poetiki zhurnalov «Vorobej» i «Novyj Robinzon» 1923–1924 godov pod redakciej S. YA. Marshaka


The purpose of this article – to analyze briefly the eclectic world of magazines «Vorobej» and «Novij Robinson» in 1923-1924 years, to identify the concept of the magazines for «children of a new epoh», to comment the artistic means Marshak and his associates used «to bring up a new reader». In poetic texts of Marshak’s early editions «new» and «old» canons face particularly bright. The analyzed time period – is the period of birth of new literature for children.

Key words: «a new reader», S. Marshak, children’s poetry, an innovative purpose, the 1920s, a dialogical, «playing tone» of address to the reader.


Aleksandra Pahomova



The article describes different copies of K.  K.  Vaginov`s last poetry collection Likeness of Sound. As a result of research, some main sources of the text are revealed.

Key words: textology, Vaginov, Likeness of Sound.


Grigorij Utgof

«PODVIG» V. NABOKOVA-SIRINA Kommentarij k kommentariyu


The present article elaborates the annotations to Podvig co-authored by Alexander Dolinin and Grigori Utgof (2000). It is aimed at providing the reader with corrections of factual mistakes, and includes some additions, e. g. the addition concerning a likely source of the fictional toponym «Zoorland».

Key words: Russian XXth Century Literature, Vladimir Nabokov, “Podvig” (Glory), Annotations.


Petr Budrin

«CELAYA SHAPKA VETRA»: Lorens Stern v ocenkah sovetskoj kritiki 1930-h godov (S. P. Bobrov i E. L. Lann)


This paper analyzes two unpublished articles about Laurence Sterne. The first is written by a poet Sergei Bobrov – that is a review of «A Sentimental Journey» translated by Adrian Frankovskii (1940). The author of the second text – Evgenii Lann – examines the article «Laurence Sterne» by Izrael Vertsman written for the book «From the history of English realism».

Key words: Soviet literary criticism of the 1930-1940’s., Translations, Sergei Bobrov, Evgenii Lann, Adrian Frankovskii, Laurence Sterne.



Olga Set’ko



The article investigates the Remizov’s autobiographical myth, based on close relations with the Poles among political exiles (writer’s North reference). The article examines images of Poles in the «Iveren» and personal correspondence.


Key words: аutobiographical myth, Polish culture, Polish mentality, images of Poles, Polish modernism, Polish text.