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2024 № 2 (32)

Author: Perepelkin, M.A.
About the author:

Mikhail A. Perepelkin, DSc in Philology, Professor, Samara National Research University, Moscow Hwy., 34, 443086 Samara, Russia. 


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This publication is a fragment of the memoirs of M.V. Neustrueva (1885–1961), written in the mid-second half of the 1950s, and opens a cycle of two articles, the first of which, “Lyosha and Manichka,” deals primarily with the first period of the memoirist’s acquaintance with the future writer A.N. Tolstoy, dating from the late 1890s to the middle of 1900s. In her memoirs, Neustrueva describes her acquaintance and meetings with Tolstoy, amateur performances in which they took part together, and several episodes dating back to the time when Tolstoy had already become a student and was returning to Samara on vacation. The publication accompanies the memoirs of Maria Neustrueva with an introductory article, which reconstructs the biography of the memoirist and the history of her work on them using available sources. Memoirs of M.V. Neustrueva are published for the first time. 

Keywords: A.N. Tolstoy, M.V. Neustrueva, memoirs, biography of the writer, Samara, 1890–1900s, real school, students, cultural life, A.L. Tolstaya, A.A. Bostrom, Yu.V. Tolstaya (Rozhanskaya).
For citation:

Perepelkin, M.A. “A.N. Tolstoy in the Memoirs of M.V. Neustrueva. Part 1. Lyosha and Manichka.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 2 (32), 2024, pp. 90–122. (In Russ.) 

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