Bazanov, Vasilii

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Bazanov, Vasilii Grigor’evich


Born Oct. 14 (27), 1911, in the village of Vozherovo, Kostroma Province. Soviet literary scholar and corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (AN SSSR) since 1962. Member of the CPSU since 1946.

Bazanov graduated from the University of Gorky in 1931. He was director of the Department of Literature at the Karelo-Finnish branch of the AN SSSR from 1948 to 1952. Since 1965, Bazanov has been director of the Institute of Russian Literature at the AN SSSR (Pushkin House). Bazanov’s works are devoted to 19th-century Russian literature, to the works of the Decembrists and the revolutionary populists, and to folklore. From 1958 to 1968, Bazanov was editor in chief of the magazine Russkaia literatura.


Ocherki dekabristskoi literatury (Publitsistika, Proza, Kritika). Moscow, 1953.
Kareliia v russkoi literature i fol’kloristike 19 v. Petrozavodsk, 1955.
Ocherki dekabristskoi literatury: Poeziia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1961.
Uchenaia respublika. Moscow-Leningrad, 1964.
“Problema esteticheskogo otnosheniia fol’klora k deistvitel’nosti u N. G. Chernyshevskogo.” Russkaia literatura, 1958, no. 1.
“Dobroliubov i narodoznanie.” Russkaia literatura, 1962, no. 2.
“Zametki fol’klorista.” Russkaia literatura, 1966, no. 2.
“Kapital Karla Marksa v gody ‘khozhdeniia v narod’ v Rossii (1872–1875).” Russkaia literatura, 1968, no. 3.
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