Faddei Bulgarin

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Bulgarin, Faddei Venediktovich


Born June 24 (July 5), 1789, in Minsk Province; died Sept. 1 (13), 1859, near Derpt, now Tartu. Russian journalist and writer. Born into the family of a Polish nobleman.

In 1825-59, Bulgarin published the reactionary newspaper Severnaia pchela (from 1831, jointly with N. I. Grech); in 1822-28, the journal Severnyi arkhiv (from 1825, jointly with Grech); and in 1825-39, Syn otechestva (jointly with Grech). He is the author of the novels of manners Ivan Vyzhigin (1829) and Petr Ivanovich Vyzhigin (1831). As a literary critic Bulgarin attacked from a reactionary point of view A. S. Pushkin, N. V. Gogol, V. G. Belinskii, and the realist trend, which he called the naturalist school in one of his polemical articles. He wrote denunciations of writers for the Third Section.


Poln. sobr. soch., vols. 1-7. St. Petersburg, 1839-44.


Belinskii, V. G. “Vospominaniia Faddeia Bulgarina.” Poln. sobr. soch., vol. 9. Moscow, 1955.
Lemke, M. K. “Faddei Bulgarin.” In Ocherki po istorii russkoi tsenzury i zhurnalistiki XIX stoletiia. St. Petersburg, 1904.
Ocherki po istorii russkoi zhurnalistiki i kritiki, vol. 1. Leningrad, 1950.
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2) Practical literature gave every individual the opportunity to be the best Russian he or she could be; as Faddei Bulgarin put it in the first issue of his journal Ekanam, everyone from "agriculturists, industrialists, and manufacturers" to all "good little housewives and conscientious proprietors" could play a role in the process of redefining Russian everyday life, in improving and changing the world around them.
Uvarov and later developed by many writers, including, prominently, Faddei Bulgarin.
Kagarlitsky's particular image is borrowed from the Soviet writer David Granin's embodiment of "talent" in Pushkin and "mediocrity" in his contemporary Faddei Bulgarin, a journalist cum police stoolie.
36) Faddei Bulgarin claimed in 1830 that 40,000 manuscript copies were in existence.
A still more optimistic--in fact, crudely triumphalist--account of the role of generation in nation-building was offered by Faddei Bulgarin in the foreword to the multi-volume history of Russia to which he put his name in the late 1830s.
attack by Faddei Bulgarin (1789-1859), by no means the first but rather
Anyone following the literary squabbles of 1831 would not fail to recognize here an obvious reference to Faddei Bulgarin.
Thus, Belinsky seems to suspect that the anonymous author of A Conversation was in fact Faddei Bulgarin.
In the present article, I will build upon Belinsky's veiled conjecture-- unnoticed until now by Pushkin scholars--and will try to show that A Conversation may have indeed been authored by none other than Faddei Bulgarin, whose animosity toward Pushkin reached its peak in 1831 and who had every reason to conceal his identity at that particular moment.
Faddei Bulgarin, in his 1829 review of Poltava, planted the seeds for this trend, accusing Pushkin not only of grossly distorting history but also of fabricating a romance that was implausible due to the lovers' age difference.
3) Faddei Bulgarin, "Razbor poemy: Poltava, sochinenie Aleksandra Pushkina," Syn otechestva 125:15-16 (1829), in Russkaia kriticheskaia literatura o proizvedeniiakh A.
Begichev, The Kholmsky Family, memoiristic anecdotes of the gambling practices of Pushkin and Lermontov, and memoirs and letters by such figures as Nikolai Grech, Petr Viazemsky, Faddei Bulgarin, and many others, both well-known and obscure.