M. N. Katkov and N. N. Strakhov. The history of the relationship of two dissimilar thinkers

Автор: Valery Aleksandrovich Fateyev

Журнал: Русско-Византийский вестник @russian-byzantine-herald

Рубрика: Памятные даты России

Статья в выпуске: 1 (2), 2019 года.

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The article is devoted to the relationships between two eminent representatives of Russian Conservatism in the second half of the 19th century — Mikhail Katkov, the influential editor of the magazine The Russian Messenger and the newspaper Moscow News, and the philosopher, literary critic and scientist Nikolay Strakhov, a representative of the Native Soil movement. Their relations, varying from mutual interest, conservative ideological affinity and literary co-operation to unfriendly publications and even periods of confrontation, have never been an object of scholarly research. The article traces all the principal stages in their relationships: the start of correspondence in the early 1860s and attempts at co-cooperation; a conflict that led to the closing of the Dostoyevskys’ magazine Time; a new period of co-operation; temporary rupture owing to Katkov’s conflict with Leo Tolstoy because of the novel Anna Karenina; renewal of their literary co-operation aimed at resisting radical trends. A special emphasis is laid on a struggle against nihilism that brought these two notable representatives of conservatism together. The comparative analysis of their views is based on a wide range of literary works and epistolary sources.

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Mikhail Katkov, Nikolay Strakhov, Conservatism, Native Soil Movement, national identity, Slavophilism, conservative protection concept, Russian Westernism, nihilism, radical opposition, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Apollon Grigoryev, Ivan Aksakov, Leo Tolstoy

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Короткий адрес: https://readera.org/140240260

IDR: 140240260   |   DOI: 10.24411/2588-0276-2019-10012

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