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Lyubomudrov A.M.

Aleksei M. Lyubomudrov, DSc in Philology, Leading Researcher, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkii Dom) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Makarov Embankment, 4, 119034, St Petersburg, Russia. E-mail:


For the first time letters from B.K. Zaytsev to E.D. Kuskova are introduced into scientific usage. The publication allows to clarify the details of the biographies of both correspondents. The letters illustrate Kuskova’s productive care of Russian emigrant writers who received scholarships from the “Russian Action” headed by the Czech Government. The correspondence contains estimates of the largest Russian emigrant newspapers “Vozrozhdenie” and “Poslednie Novosti” as well as their editorial policy. Some letters reflect the polemic of the two correspondents about the role of Maxim Gorky in the creation of the All-Russian Committee for Helping the Starving (Pomgol). Some details of the celebrations on the occasion of the presentation of the Nobel Prize to Ivan Bunin are also specified.


B.K. Zaitsev; E.D. Kuskova; P.N. Milyukov; A.O. Gukasov; M. Gorky; Russian emigration; “Russian Action”; Prague archive; Pomgol.





For citation

Lyubomudrov, A.M. “‘Let’s Wish Each Other Hope, Much Air and Go-ahead Times’. Letters from B.K. Zaitsev to E.D. Kuskova (1928−1933)”. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 1(55), 2022, pp. 155–181. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2022.55.09

DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2022.55.09


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