Автобиографическая заметка Д.С. Мережковского как механизм самозапечатления в культурной памяти.

Alexei Kholikov

Abstract


The author of this article analyses Merezhkovsky’s unique autobiography and argues that the writer correlated autobiographical and literary texts in order to prove his thesis that the best autobiography is in a writer’s literary output. The article demonstrates that lacunas in The Autobiographical Note are caused not only by Merezhkovsky’s appreciation of brevity, but also by Merezhkovsky’s desire to correct his public image in the consciousness of his contemporaries and preserve it for his future readers in a way that would secure Merezhkovsky a place in the pantheon of important writers and thinkers.

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Merezhkovsky; Autobiography; The Autobiographical Note; Lacunas; Public image

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25430/2281-6992/v1-089-100

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

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Letterari
Via Elisabetta Vendramini 13
35137 PADOVA

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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