Towards the Perception of A.S. Pushkin’s Non-Fictional Prose by Contemporary American Researchers

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Ksenia S. Alexandrova

PhD degree-seeking student at the Chair of Foreign Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: History of Journalism

For this article, the author conducted and analyzed five interviews with famous American scholars. The purpose of the research was to identify the most promising trends and find out how the image of the Poet had been changing over the past 50 years. The author assumes that Pushkin’s non-fictional prose can reveal new aspects of his universalism and his ability to work in different genres. The answers given by the interviewed scholars explain the reasons why they started to explore the field, what they think about it now and how the audience responded to their work. This part of the Poet’s oeuvre is not yet well studied but one can see a sustained interest in the theme. The author also briefly examines the main periods in the study and translation of Pushkin’s non-fictional prose in the USA and outlines the major trends that can help to form a more adequate perception of Pushkin (by both academic and ordinary readers) in further scholarly and translation practice.

Keywords: Alexander Pushkin, translations, travel prose, documentary prose, critical prose, American Slavistics
DOI: 10.30547/vestnik.journ.1.2018.127140


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