Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)

Н. Г. Чернышевский

Evgraf Ivanovich Pokusaev and Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov: a Dialogue in 5 Documents

To the centenary of the education in humanities at Saratov University


For the first time the documents are published and commented on which shed light on the assistance that a Saratov university literary scholar E. I. Pokusaev rendered to a famous out-of-favor director of a Moscow Taganka Theatre Yu. L. Lyubimov in staging the performance on N. G. Chernyshevsky’s novel What Is to Be done?

N. G. Chernyshevsky in the Criticism of the 1930s. L. B. Kamenev and others

The article discusses the fate and some characteristic traits of the personality, as well as controversial issues of N. G. Chernyshevsky’s biography, uncovered in the forgotten book by L. B. Kamenev Chernyshevsky (1933), an insightful phenomenon of the Soviet humanities of the 1930s, which allows us to relate the moral experience and the tragedy of the revolutionary Democrat, the deep sense of his aesthetics and ethics to the problems of the Soviet reality the 1920–1930s.