Mark Azadovskii


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Azadovskii, Mark Konstantinovich

 

Born Dec. 6 (18), 1888, in Irkutsk; died Nov. 24, 1954, in Leningrad. Soviet Russian folklorist, literary scholar, and ethnographer.

Azadovskii graduated from the department of history and philology of the University of St. Petersburg in 1913. He taught at Tomsk, Irkutsk, and Leningrad universities. He wrote works on folk tales, laments (1922), the Decembrist writers, and the connection between literature and folklore. The summation of Azadovskii’s scholarly activity was his major work, A History of Russian Folklore Studies (vols. 1–2, 1958–63).

WORKS

Lenskie prichitaniia. Chita, 1922.
Verkhnelenskie skazki. Irkutsk, 1938.
Russkaia skazka, vols. 1–2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1932.
Literatura i fol’klor. Leningrad, 1938.
“Zateriannye i utrachennye proizvedeniia dekabristov.” In Literaturnoe nasledstvo, vol. 59, book 1. Moscow, 1954.
Stat’i o literature i fol’klore. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960.

REFERENCE

Zhirmunskii, V. M. “M. K. Azadovskii,” Introduction to Azadovskii, M. K. Istoriia russkoi fol’kloristiki, vol. 1. Moscow, 1958.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(1.) A detailed treatment of nineteenth-century populism and views of the narod can be found in Franco Venturi's Roots of Revolution; folklore collecting and its relations to literature are extensively covered by Pypin and Mark Azadovskii.
(9.) For a discussion of the impact of Herder's ideas in Russia, see Mark Azadovskii (I: 111-23).