Continuity as a Value in the Works of Pavel V. Annenkov in the late 1850s and early 1860s


ŠAUR Josef

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Slavica Savariensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords P. V. Annenkov; Russia; liberalism; 19th century; literary criticism; literature
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Description The paper examines the changes in the opinions of Pavel Vasilyevich Annenkov as a literary critic in the late 1850s and early 1860s when his works began to reflect his growing emphasis on continuity in reaction to the growing nihilism of Russian radicals. Indeed, literature was not Annenkov’s primary reason for sidelining aesthetics and emphasising the necessity of peaceful social development – the change was prompted by the ideology of the early Russian liberals and his fear of revolutionary tumult and social tension. This emphasis on continuity actually brought some of the early liberals closer to the conservative way of thinking.
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