- Aleksey O. Kostylev
- A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences
- Andrei Platonov and the discussion of the fairy tale in children's literature of the 1920s
- Kostylev A.O. Andrei Platonov and the discussion of the fairy tale in children's literature of the 1920s. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2021, vol. 27, № 2, pp. 130-136 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-2-130-136
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The article is devoted to the discussion around the fairy tale, which found a place in the magazine «On the Way to a New School», the newspaper «Reader & Writer», its main provisions. In the 1920s pedagogues and children's writers headed by Nadezhda Krupskaya revised old children's literature and studied the theory of a new Soviet book for children, publishing articles and reviews. The connection between work in children's literature and ideology, anti-religious propaganda is traced. Attention is drawn to the discussion of the category of the fantastic in a fairy tale among the authors of «On the Way to a New School», «Reader & Writer». Examples of new literature for children, its differences and similarities with the previous one are given. Andrei Platonov could also have known about the discussion around the genre of a fairy tale in 1926–1927 after moving to Moscow, as indicated by the epistolary, biographical facts and works of art, in particular the story «The Ethereal Path», the poem «About Electricity». The episodes from the novel «Chevengur» are considered in the context of this discussion.
history of literature, Andrei Platonov, children's reading, children's literature, periodicals, fairy tales, category of fantastic, literature of 1920s, pedagogy
- Literature list:
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Arzamasceva I.N. “Vek rebenka” v russkoj literature 1900–1930 godov [Arzamastseva I.N. “The Age of the Childˮ in Russian Literature 1900–1930]. Moscow, Рrometej Publ., 2003, 404 р. (In Russ.)
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Kornienko N.V. «Put' v Chevengur»: ot istorii teksta – k tvorcheskoi istorii romana [«The Way to Chevengur»: from the history of the text to the creative history of the novel]. Arhiv A.P. Platonova: nauchnoe izdanie. Kn. 2. Opisanie rukopisi romana «Chevengur». Dinamicheskaya transkripciya [Archive of A.P. Platonov. Vol. 2. Description of the manuscript of the novel “Chevengurˮ. Dynamic transcription. Scientific publication]. Moscow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, 2019, 672 p. (In Russ.)
Kornienko N.V. Skazano russkim yazykom… Andrej Platonov i Mihail Sholohov: vstrechi v russkoj literature [It is said in Russian ... Andrey Platonov and Mikhail Sholokhov: meetings in Russian literature]. Moscow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, 2003b, 533 p. (In Russ.)
Propp V.Y. Russkaya skazka [Russian fairy tale]. Leningrad, LSU Publ. House, 1984, 335 p. (In Russ.)
- Aleksey O. Kostylev, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, email@example.com