Oskolki

Oskolki

 

(Splinters), a Russian humorous magazine with caricatures, published weekly in St. Petersburg from 1881 to 1916.

From 1882 through 1905 the editor and publisher was N. A. Leikin. Oskolki primarily published humorous reviews and pieces ridiculing the mores of merchants, bureaucrats, and the theater. The most liberal humorous magazine of the 1880’s, it published the poetry and prose of L. N. Trefolev, N. S. Leskov, V. A. Giliarovskii, Leikin, and other writers. A. P. Chekhov was an active contributor to the magazine from 1882 to 1887.

REFERENCES

Myshkovskaia, L. Chekhov i iumoristicheskie zhurnaly 80-kh gg. Moscow, 1929.
Istoriia russkoi zhurnalistiki XVIII-XIX vv, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1973. Pages 495–98.
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3) Indeed, we know from Dostoevsky's later writings that the "land of holy wonders" had long ago become for him the "land of former wonders"; Versilov virtually repeats the lines of Khomiakov's poem when he declares how dear to the Russian's heart are "those old foreign stones [of Europe], those wonders of God's old world, those remnants of holy wonders" (eti starye chuzhie kamni, eti chudesa bozh'ego mira, eti oskolki sviatykh chudes" (Italics mine, Dostoevskil XIII: 377).
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