DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22455/2541-8297-2021-21-278-303 

Issue:

2021 №21

Author: Elena R. Obatnina
УДК / UDK: 821.161.1.0
About the author:

Elena R. Obatnina, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Makarov Embankment, 4, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1823-6321

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Abstract:

Based on previously unknown archival materials, the article reconstructs the history of the creation of the first emigrant satirical magazine “Ukhvat”. The subject matter were peculiarities of the printed organ’s ideological and literary program, formed on the initiative of the Russian Montparnasse’s representative — the poet D.Yu. Kobyakov, and with the participation of A.M. Remizov and M.A. Osorgin which were well-known writers. They formed an informal editorial board, which actually determined the publication’s program. The article contains new data for the creative biography of the journal’s leaders. The published material allows us to trace the specific nuances of the journal’s program in the context of the Russian emigration and in the interpretation of its editor Kobyakov, who returned to the USSR in 1958. In the history of the Russian foreign press, “Ukhvat” remains a publication that reflects the mentality of representatives of the Russian diaspora, humorous escapades of both famous literary masters and authors hiding under pseudonyms were published.

Acknowledgements: The publication was financially supported by the Russian Science Foudation, grant no 20-18-00007.

Keywords: Russian emigration, ideology, periodical press, satire, editorial strategy, D.Y. Kobyakov, M.A. Osorgin, A.M. Remisov, literary continuity.
For citation:

Obatnina, E.R. “To the History of the Russian Foreign Press: ‘Ukhvat’ magazine.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 3 (21), 2021, pp. 278 –303. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.22455/2541-8297-2021-21-278-303 

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