13 march 1890 in the life and works of Balmont

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The article is concerned with one of the key events of K. Balmont’s life — his suicide attempt on the 13 th of March 1890. Balmont had never forgotten that day, he wrote about it in his autobiographical works. The attempt is also mentioned in a variety of memoirs and biographical essays dedicated to him. Nevertheless, this «super-event» hadn’t been thoroughly explored in context of Balmont’s creative life as a key detail of his autobiographical myth. Balmont’s prosaic writings and poetic recollections of the 13 th of March are analyzed in the article from this point of view.

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L N Taganov

Ivanovo State University

Email: natle@yandex.ru

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