Abram I. Reitblat


PhD in Pedagogics,

Editor of the Bibliography Department, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Publishing House (Moscow, Russia)

Scopus ID: 37096097000

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PhD Thesis:

Methodology and Methods for Studying the Dynamics of Reading in Public Libraries (1982)

Professional service

1975–2002 — worked at the Department of Sociology of reading and libraries of Lenin RSL.

From 1994 to present — head of the department of bibliography in the "New Literary Observer". Also leads the "Russian memoirs" and "Cinema Texts" series in the same publishing house.

Head of the Department of Rare Books of the Russian State Art Library.


Selected scientific publications


  • Classics, Scandal, Bulgarin... Articles and Materials on the Sociology and History of Russian Literature. Moscow, NLO Publ., 2020. 576 p. (In Russ.)
  • F.V. Bulgarin – Writer, Journalist, Theater Critic. Мoscow, NLO Publ., 2019. 528 p. (In Russ.)
  • Faddey Venediktovich Bulgarin: Ideologist, Journalist, Secret Police Consultant: Articles and Materials. Мoscow, NLO Publ., 2016. 632 p. (In Russ.)
  • Writing Across: Articles of Biography, Sociology and History of Literature. Мoscow, NLO Publ., 2014. 400 p. (In Russ.)
  • From Bova to Balmont and Other Works on the Historical Sociology of Russian Literature. Мoscow, NLO Publ., 2009. 448 p. (In Russ.)
  • Historical and Sociological Essays on Book Culture of the Pushkin Era. Moscow, NLO Publ., 2001. 336 p. (In Russ.)
  • How Pushkin Became a Genious: Historical and Sociological Essays on the Book Culture in Pushkin Era. Мoscow, NLO Publ., 2001. 336 p. (In Russ.)
  • Vidocq Figlyarin Letters and Undercover Notes by F.V. Bulgarin in Department III, comp. and comm. by A. Reitblat. Мoscow, NLO Publ., 1998. 722 p. (In Russ.)

Scopus / Web of Science publications

  • “Letter to the Editor.” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, no. 2 (180), 2023, pp. 429–430. (In Russ.)
  • “Old as New (Review of the Book: Voloshina S.M. Power and Journalism: Nicholas I, Andrei Krayevsky and others. Moscow, 2022).” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, no. 5 (183), pp. 371–377. (In Russ.)
  • “Correspondence of F.V. Bulgarin and K.F. Kalaidovich.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 3 (29), 2023, pp. 136–154. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.22455/2541-8297-2023-29-136-154
  • “Theory without Facts, Digits without Theory.” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, no. 2 (150), 2018, pp. 157–161. (In Russ.)
  • “‘Do Russians Need Freedom?’ A Survey of Publications Dedicated to the 150-year Anniversary of the Liberation of the Serfs.” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, no.  6 (142), 2016, pp. 167–180. (In Russ.)
  • “Rhetorical Strategies of Justification of Serfdom in the First Half of the 19th Century.” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, no. 5 (141), 2016, pp. 259–273. (In Russ.)
  • “The Novel of ‘Literary Failure’.” Russian Studies in Literature, vol. 40, no. 1, 2003, p. 11. (In English)

Selected Essays

  • “Nikolay Polevoy and the Third Section.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 4 (14), 2019, pp. 228–251. DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2019-14-228-251 (In Russ.)
  • “An observant Observer: Nikolay Grech and the Third Section.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 10, 2018, pp. 108–164. DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2018-10-108-164 (In Russ.)
  • “Feoktist Ulegov, author of ‘The Guest Court of Russian Literature’.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 8, 2018, pp. 112–129. (Co-authored with V.A. Shkerin) DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2018-8-112-129 (In Russ.)
  • “Bulgarin and others. 4. Unsuccessful Bulgarin (М.А. Bestuzhev-Ryumin and His Relations with F.V. Bulgarin).” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 6, 2017, pp. 229–249. DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2017-6-229-249 (In Russ.)
  • “Bulgarin and others. 3. F.V. Bulgarin’s Letters to Censors.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 4, 2017, pp. 172–201. DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2017-4-172-201 (In Russ.)
  • “Bulgarin and others. 2. Circles on the Water, or, the Great Effect of a Letter by F. Bulgarin.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 3, 2017, pp. 215–234. DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2017-3-215-235 (In Russ.)