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Stepan Szewyriow

| 20 maja 2013 | 0 Komentarzy

Szewyriow150 years ago on May 20th 1864, Stepan Petrovich Szewyriow (Russian: Степан Петрович Шевырёв) died in Paris at the age of 57, a literary critic, a poet, translator,historian,writer and a journalist; in 1841-1856 period an editor (with M. Pogodin )of the biweekly Moskvitianin , since 1847 a member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences; a representative of the romantic-conservative Slavophilism, but in contrast to its mainstream also an ideologist of the “official patriotism" or "trinomial" – autocracy, Orthodoxy and folklore; popularised the term "rotting West" – as a result of the deadly disease, which symptoms were reformation and revolution; sympathetic to the Poles (friend of A. Mickiewicz and translator of Polish romantic literature).

 

prof. Jacek Bartyzel

translated by Arek Jakubczyk

 

Kategoria: Reactionary Diary

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