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DIAMOND Boris

( Famous poet and parodist)

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(1827 - 76 in Vyazma). Comes from an old noble family. Was at the Faculty of Moscow University, but the course did not finish. He devoted himself since 1851, the literary activity. Circle, which he joined AA, was a so-called "young" edition of the journal Moskvityanin ". A. debuted in Moskvityanin ", under the pseudonym Erast Blagonravova, fun, witty feuilletons. A. was more aesthetic than a politician, and Moskvityanin "joined not so much because of certain socio-political views, but because of the close friendship with Ostrovsky and Ap. Grigoriev. That's why it was so easy for end-Moskvityanin ", go to Westernising" Library for reading and anglomansky Russian Messenger. Here he placed the translation of various poets, and sometimes original pieces and critical articles. With the emergence in the late 1850's series of satirical magazines,. becomes one of the most prominent figures of the literature. His subtly witty verse parodies, for the most part placed in the "Entertainment", Theodore Miller, are very popular. From the works of A. weakest is the only novel of his: "Katya". There are also of interest in the critical work of A., of which a large - article on Pushkin in the collection of "Morning". The main thesis of critical articles A. was taken to the extreme principle of "art for art's sake. "What are the advantages of private or shone a poetic work," he says, "but if it develops some kind of a philosophical idea, it is devoid of freshness and is far-fetched in the building". A poetic works. externally immaculate. His poems are very easy and smooth, rich rhyme, expressions are accurate and elegant. That is why the translations of his very valuable. Original poem A. from the category of "serious" very few - account for about 15 pieces. Here it is only "civil" poet, bichuyuschim different unsympathetic to the conservative way of thinking of the social life of the 1860. These poems are stretched and banal. But it is very good parody, though topical wit of many of them can now be little interest. Parodies A. can be divided into two categories: "general" nature and specially-literary, where piquancy is that the figure in comic situations of modern writers. Of the latter, the most interesting: "The funeral of Russian Speech" and "trained for literary masquerade". The main property of a parody. - Thin elegant, but, nevertheless, quite gentle humor. Despite the impeccable technique and with all uncontested wit, A. only, and remains, that funny parodist, never rises to the satyrs. Works A. collected in 3 m. (Moscow, 1892). - Wed. Vengerov, "critical-biographical dictionary ', t. I.


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