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a Russian princely family of the Rurik line.

The family was descended from the Chernigov prince Mikhail Vsevolodovich, whose grandson, prince Roman Semenovich Novosil’skii, transferred the capital of the principality from Novosil’e to Odoev, thus becoming the first appanage prince Odoevskii. In 1407, during the reign of the son of Prince Roman Semenovich, Odoev was captured by the Lithuanians. Soon after, however, the Odoevskii family separated from Lithuania and subordinated itself to the rule of Ivan III.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, there were 13 boyars of the Odoevskii family, including N. I. Odoevskii. In the 18th and 19th centuries members of the Odoevskii family held high administrative and military posts. The Decembrist poet A. I. Odoevskii was a descendant of the family. The line ended in 1869 upon the death of V. F. Odoevskii, who was an author, public figure, and music critic.


Rodoslovnaia kniga kniazei i dvorian rossiiskikh i vyezzhikh …, kotoraia izvestna pod nazvaniem Barkhatnoi knigi, parts 1–2. [Edited by N. I. Novikov.] Moscow, 1787.
Vlas’ev, G. A. Potomstvo Riurika, vol. 1, part 1. Moscow, 1906.


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The distinction between memoiristic sources and fiction (by Herzen, Gogol', Goncharov, Lermontov, Odoevskii, Lev Tolstoi, and many others) is recognized only in the bibliography, while in the exposition itself these texts appear to be imbued with equal documentary value.
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(9) Neil Cornwell, "Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevskii 1804-1869: Prose Writer and Cultural Dignitary," in Reference Guide to Russian Literature, ed.
Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics gathers in a book format the main articles written by Professor Cornwell during nearly two decades of research into the life and work of Prince Odoevskii (1804-1859), a leading figure in early nineteenth-century Russian literature.
(Paradoxically, Odoevskii and his fellow Wisdom Lovers end up sounding, at least to me, more intellectually sophisticated than any of their successors.) The impression of primitiveness is heightened by Frede's insistence on the strength of the social taboo that made atheism "unspeakable"--a taboo that she claims inhibited even so daring a thinker as Herzen from asserting straight out that God does not exist.
Odoevskii," in Pushkin v mirovoi literature: Sbornik statei (Leningrad: Gosizdat, 1926), 289-308; and idem, "Pushkin i V.
The first chapter considers the significance of commercialism in the formation of Romanticism, and indeed, as the following chapters discuss, in the development of a 'reading public', while the following chapters proceed from Frazier's acknowledgement of the incommensurability of material realities of readership with the personae of 'reader' and 'writer' that emerge from various Romantic narrative conventions (Frazier reminds us that such play of identities was characteristic not only of Senkovskii but also of such authors as Scott and Constant, as well as Pushkin, Gogol, and Odoevskii).
"Not a single people invented an entire cuisine at once, but each has brought its inventions into one general whole--the property of all humanity." (4) In reality, the author of Doctor Puf's articles was Prince Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevskii (1804-69), the last member of an ancient, but by the 19th century largely impoverished, aristocratic family.
The general reader will find reliable introductory essays on such major figures of the period as Gogol, Belinskii, Aksakov, Odoevskii, Kireevskii, and Chaadaev, while even the specialist will benefit from readily accessible information on lesser known figures.
Hoffmann, Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, Honore de Balzac, John Keats, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Vladimir Odoevskii, Vasilii Zhukovskii, Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol', and many others.
Graffy also has a good deal to say on the various reworkings of the story by other authors, from the famous, such as Dostoevskii (Poor Folk), Bunin (Pan Micholski's Waistcoat), Bulgakov (The Heart of a Dog), and Zamiatin (The Cave and others) to minor, though highly competent authors such as Vladimir Odoevskii, Lev Mei, and Dmitrii Grigorovich.