On the Role of Criticism in Literary Process of the Beginning of the XX‑th Century from the Point of View of Perception

The subject of this article is the analysis of the complexity of literary texts perception in the beginning of the XX-th century, the epoch of change of a cultural paradigm. The author considers such new lines of literary process as «the fashionable writer», change of a publishing policy and type of reader’s perception.

Argumentation Patterns in Presidential Discourse (Exemplified by V. V. Putin’s Speech)

The article considers the structural characteristics of V. V. Putin’s response utterances in the course of a public dialogue. The interrelation is discovered between the object of criticism in the question of the media representative and the choice of speech tactics and language means of their manifestation in the answer of the head of state. The identified features are presented in the form of compositional patterns.


The proposed article is included in a series of articles under the general title "Creative Portrait of NA. Field in the literary memories of the 1850s - early 1860's. ", Already published in various scientific publications. Widely known memoirs of this period create a single historico-literary context with AI's literary criticism. Herzen, N.G. Chernyshevsky and A.V. Druzhinin, from the new, modern positions summed up in the middle of the century the results of the thirty-year development of Russian literature.


The article examines the evolution of Chernyshevsky's ideas about the hero of Gogol's "Overcoat" (from the apologetics of the humanistic feeling to the "one who needs protection", to the denial of his right to sympathy, to the utterance of "unprofitable truth" about him) in order to show the relapse of such an interpretation of a small man in the domestic czech.

Forgotten Biographer of V. G. Belinsky

The article presents a feature story by B. B. Glinsky ‹Vissarion Grigoryevich Belinsky: in honour of his memory›. This story appears not to have been taken into account or registered in reference lists of the existing research papers on Belinsky, although it clearly deserves the researchers› attention.