The Current Stage of Academic Turgenev Studies
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On the eve of the 200th anniversary of I.S. Turgenev’s birth, this article assesses the activities of the Group for Publishing the Second Academic Complete Collection of Works and Letters in 30 volumes, sets forth the justification of the project undertaken, as well as the reasons for the delay in publishing subsequent volumes, and characterizes briefly the four issues of the serial collection “I.S. Turgenev: New Studies and Materials,” prepared at the RAS Institute of Russian Literature, which includes newly found texts of the writer. In addition, the overview of the projects undertaken contains two prepared volumes “Chronicles of the Life and Work” of Turgenev, covering the period 1859–1866. In prospect, a fundamental encyclopedia of Turgenev’s life and work is being prepared, its materials being partially published in serial collections.
Keywords:I.S. Turgenev Complete Collection of Works and Letters The Turgenev Encyclopedia Chronicle of Life and Work
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