(Spirits’ Mail), a monthly journal published in St. Petersburg from January through August 1789. Its publisher and apparently its sole author was I. A. Krylov. The journal was in the form of a correspondence between a sorcerer and a number of spirits; sketches on everyday life alternated with moralistic and philosophical discourses. Pochta dukhov took a bold political direction; it censured both moral vices and the social system of autocratic and serf-owning Russia.
EDITIONKrylov, I. A. Soch., vol. 1. Moscow, 1945.
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