Т. И. Усакина

Philological Coming of Age

This publication presents the author’s recollections of the first professional undergraduate training of Saratov University philology students in Leningrad in the winter of 1960, of the meetings with D. S. Likhachev and N. K. Piksanov.

A. I. Solzhenitsyn at Saratov University: the 1960s

Based on his own recollections and on documented sources the author reconstructs the history of how A. I. Solzhenitsyn’s short novel «One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich» was perceived by the members of Saratov University literary club of the first half of the 1960s, under the supervision of a wonderful philologist T. I. Usakina, Assistant Professor of the Chair of the Russian literature of Saratov State University.