Literaturnoe Nasledstvo

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Literaturnoe Nasledstvo


Literaturnoe nasledstvo has published several thousand previously unknown works, letters, reminiscences, and other texts discovered in Soviet and foreign archives; it was the first to publish a number of important documents characterizing the aesthetic literary views of K. Marx and F. Engels and those dealing with V. I. Lenin’s work in building Soviet socialist culture (the volume Lenin and Lunacharskii).

Most of the volumes of Literaturnoe nasledstvo are organized on the monographic principle—that is, they are devoted to a single writer: A. S. Pushkin, M. lu. Lermontov (two books), I. S. Turgenev (three books), N. A. Nekrasov (three books), F. M. Dostoevsky (three books), M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin (two books), A. P. Chekhov, L. N. Tolstoy (six books), and I. A. Bunin (two books). The Soviet classics are represented by volumes on V. V. Mayakovsky and M. Gorky.

Another series of volumes is thematic: Russian Songs, Decembrist Writers (three books), Goethe and Russia, Russian Culture and France (three books), Foreign Archives of Herzen and Ogarev (six books), From the Creative Legacy of Soviet Writers (two books), and Soviet Writers on the Fronts of the Great Patriotic War (two books). Archive documents are published with accompanying research articles, commentaries, and bibliographies. The publications are rich in illustrations, most reproduced for the first time.


Fadeev, A. A. “O literaturnoi kritike.” Bol’shevik, 1947, no. 13.
Chukovskii, K. I. “Ot diletantizma k nauke.” In his book Liudi i knigi, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1960. Pages 369–70.
Andronikov, I. “Izdanie vysokogo klassa.” Voprosy literatury, 1972, no. 4.


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(15) At the time, one of IMEL's tasks was to study and edit the Marx-Engels Nachlass, including their statements on literature, which appeared in early volumes of Literaturnoe nasledstvo. (16) Georg Lukacs was working in IMEL for some of this time, and Fox's book of literary theory, the posthumously published Novel and the People (1937), important to leftists of the 1930s but virtually unknown today, is in most of its statements close to the positions Lukacs took in his articles of the 1930s.
(16) Volume 1 of Literaturnoe nasledstvo (1931) contains the correspondence of Engels with Paul Ernst; no.
(11) See Tolstoi i zarubezhnyi mir, Literaturnoe nasledstvo, 75 (Moscow: Nauka, 1965), II, 36.
(65.) Georg Lukacs, 'Alfred Rosenberg, a nemzetiszocializmus esztetaja' ['Alfred Rosenberg: The Aesthetic of National Socialism'], Ei, 136-9 (138), first published as 'Alfred Rosenberg--estetik natsional-sozialisma', Literaturnaya Gazeta, No.26 (4 March 1939), 3, no German MS extant; 'Karl Marx i Friedrich Theodor Vischer' ['Karl Marx and Friedrich Theodor Vischer'], Literaturnoe Nasledstvo, No.15 (1934), 1-56, cited here from Werke 10, 233-306 (284).
Herzen, 3 January 1853, 28 March 1855, 24 October 1855, Literaturnoe nasledstvo 96 (1985): 102, 132-33, 138.
Kel'siev, "Ispoved'," Literaturnoe nasledstvo 41-42 [1941]: 292-93).
Prilozhenie," Literaturnoe nasledstvo 62 (1955): 561-63.
Protecting its turf, the Tartu school had run-ins with the fantastic theories of the "new chronologists," the social-science research team of Boris Dubin and Lev Gudkov, and the series Literaturnoe nasledstvo (70-73).
Stepanov, "Zhosef de Mestr v Rossii," Literaturnoe nasledstvo 29-30 (1937): 577-726.
Dobroliubova," Literaturnoe nasledstvo 57, 3 (1951): 11.
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He showed the letters to the distinguished literary critic Iulian Oksman, who was then gathering material for a volume of Literaturnoe nasledstvo to be devoted to Herzen.