Andrey Platonov and Literary Moscow: the History of Influences and Reflections: Book review of: Malygina, N.M. (2018). Andrey Platonov and Literary Moscow: Monograph. Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nestor-Istorija Publ.

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The review gives the analysis of a new biographical study on Andrey Platonov and the Moscow literary environment. The monograph by N.M. Malygina restores the phenomena of literary Moscow in 1920-1940-s, it also gives an idea of the place the writer took and the role he played among professionals. As well it illustrates the relationship and influence of authors and critics on each other. For the first time the artistic world and the writer’s strategy of Andrei Platonov are compared with the world and the strategy of B.L. Pasternak.

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Anastasia S. Kravets

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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postgraduate student, Department of Russian and Foreign Literature

10 Miklukho-Maklaya, bldg 2A, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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  2. Malygina, N.M. (2018). Andrey Platonov and literary Moscow: A.K. Voronsky, A.M. Gorky, B.A. Pilnyak, B.L. Pasternak, Artem Vesely, S.F. Budanzev, V.S. Grossman (p. 563). Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nestor-Istorija Publ. (In Russ.)
  3. Varlamov, A.N. (2013). Andrey Platonov (pp. 234, 260). 2nd ed. Moscow, Molodaja gvardija Publ. (In Russ.)

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