‘Я’ и ‘Мы’ в дневнике Веры Аксаковой (на фоне личного женского письма XIX века)

Emilia Magnanini


The diary composed by Vera Aksakova – the daughter of the writer Sergey Aksakov and the sister of the Slavophiles Konstantin and Ivan Aksakov – in the years 1854-1855 is here analyzed as a problematic case of autobiographical writing, since the expression of the self is conditioned both by the ‘choral’ vision of the world typical of Slavophilism, and by the peculiar relationships between the Aksakov family’s members. Against the backdrop of the Crimean War and of other cultural and literary events, the personality of Vera Aksakova reveals itself with great difficulty, torn between the reassuring ‘we’ and the ‘I’ that fights against the denial of the self.


Vera Aksakova; Autobiographical writing; Choral vision; Self-identification; Slavophilizm

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25430/2281-6992/v3-031-059


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Journal on Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari
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ISSN: 2281-6992
Registrazione del Tribunale di Padova 23-04-2013, n. 2326 Registro della Stampa,
Variazione: Tribunale di Padova 27-10-2014, n. 3197 Registro della Stampa.

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