The authors considered two articles by S.P. Shevyrev about Zhukovsky (“Anniversary of Zhukovsky’s fifty-year literary activity”, 1849, and “On the significance of Zhukovsky in Russian life and poetry”, 1853) and notes on the work of the poet M.P. Pogodin in the essay “Trip to Belev” (1869) and in “M.P. Pogodin’s Speech on a dinner given in his honor” (1869), placing Zhukovsky’s work in a historical context. These publications remain relevant in our time. Shevyrev, who was one of the first critics of Zhukovsky’s poetry and translations, expressed such thoughts about his work that went unnoticed by his contemporaries, but became obvious from the standpoint of our time. Pogodin, who published Zhukovsky’s works and traveled to his native village of Mishenskoe, was also one of the first to define the poet’s role in the life of Russia.
russian literature of the XIX century; V.A. Zhukovsky; S.P. Shevyrev; M.P. Pogodin; literary criticism; historicism.
Logvinova, I.V., Nikolyukin, A.N. “S.P. Shevyrev and M.P. Pogodin about the Works of V.A. Zhukovsky”. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 2(60), 2023, pp. 86–97. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2023.60.05