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2024 №31

Author: Irina Z. Surat
About the author:

Irina Z. Surat — DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya St., 25A, bld. 1, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


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The article publishes the newly discovered Osip Mandelstam’s letter to Eudoxia Nikitina (1923), which dropped out of sight of researchers and was not captured in studies of the poet’s biography or compilations of his editions. The subject line is the return of books previously borrowed from the addressee. The commentary to the letter contains information on Mandelstam’s literary relations with Nikitina, an analysis of certain features of the content of the text, and a clarification of some realities mentioned therein. The material is accompanied by the publication of the autographs (manuscripts) from the State Literary Museum’s collection (Moscow, Russia). The article reconstructs an unknown episode from Mandelstam’s life in Moscow in 1923 and his relations with Eudoxia Nikitina and Nikolai Aseyev.

Keywords: Osip Mandelstam, Eudoxia Nikitina, Nikolai Aseyev, the letter, autograph (manuscript).
For citation:

Surat, I.Z. “The Unknown Osip Mandelstam’s Letter.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 1 (31), 2024, pp. 95–103. (In Russ.)


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