Svistok

Svistok

 

(Whistle), the satirical section of the journal Sovremennik (The Contemporary) that appeared only nine times between 1859 and 1863. “Svistok” was begun by N. A. Dobroliubov, who was the major contributor. It also included contributions by N. A. Nekrasov, N. G. Chernyshevskii, and M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin and parodies by Koz’ma Prutkov. In accordance with the literary and political views of Sovremennik, it denounced obscurantists and advocates of serfdom, ridiculed “progressive” liberals, and attacked “pure art.” The parody in verse and the literary feuilleton were the predominant satirical genres of “Svistok.”

REFERENCES

Leont’ev, N. G. “Dobroliubov-parodist.” Uch. zap. LGU: Seriia filologich. nauk, 1957, fasc. 30.
Bograd, V. E. Zhurnal “Sovremennik,” 1847–1866: Ukazatel’ soderzhaniia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1959.
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He replaced Chernyshevskii as the literary critic of the journal, and in 1859, he launched a satirical supplement titled Svistok (The Whistle), which published biting political satires about the impending Great Reforms.