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Tatiana Т. Davydova

Еlena V. Kulikova

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Tatiana T. Davydova — DSc in Philology, Professor, Institute of Publishing and Journalism, Moscow Polytechnic University, Bolshaya Semyonovskaya St. 38, Moscow, 107023 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9924-503X. E-mail: t.t.davydova@gmail.com 

Еlena V. Kulikova — PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, A. N. Kosygin State University of Russia (Technologies. Design. Art), Sadovnicheskaya St. 33, bldg. 1, 119071 Moscow, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9175-0429. E-mail: elena@kulikova.pp.ru






Vol. 56


pp. 274–283


November 04, 2019

Date of publication

June 28, 2020



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833 (2 Рос=Рус)6


The paper deals with the interpretation of biography and writings of A. P. Platonov in the works of Russian and English literary critics — L. Shubin, N. Poltavtseva, N. Kornienko, E. Yablokov, N. Malygina; O. Meyerson, T. Langerak, A. Teskey, M. Jordan, and others. The authors focus on the monograph by N. Malygina, a well-known Platonov scholar. The study traces various types of literary connections (contact, genetic, comparative-typological) of Platonov's work with writers and critics of the 1920s and 40s, including those from RAPP, ‘Pereval’ (Pass), and the ‘Litterary critic’ magazine. The paper also highlights the influence of the philosophical concepts of A.V. Bogdanov and N. Fedorov on Platonov's work and stylistic affinity of Platonov as a prose writer with the masters of “ornamental prose” such as B. Pilnyak, Artem Vesely and young symbolists. For the first time in Russian Philology Platonov's and A. Voronsky connections mentioned by M. Jordan in 1973 сame under close and thorough observation. The dialectic of M. Gorky's attitude towards Platonov's work is recreated from support of the collection “Epiphany locks” (1927) to reluctance to assist in publishing the novel masterpiece “Chevengur”. The authors believe that confronting Platonov's work with the prose of S. Budantsev, B. Pasternak, and V. Grossman has high potential in terms of research and give a higher appraisal to Platonov's war essays and stories of 1930s and 40s than earlier studies.


literary relations, literary process, Personalism in RAPP, “Pereval” (Pass), creative biography, reception, Andrei Platonovich Platonov, Voronsky, Pasternak, Pilnyak, Grossman.


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