Petrov, Alexander A.( Translator XVIII century, each Karamzin)
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Biography Petrov, Alexander A.
Born in PA, probably in early 1760-ies, the first literary efforts were placed in Novikovskiy magazine "Morning Light" (1777 - 1780). During the period from 1785. to 1792, Mr.. preserved his letter to NM. Karamzin (cm. "Russian Archive", 1863). According to M. Dmitrieva ( "Trifles from a stock of my memory", Moscow, 1869), P. Karamzin, and lived together in the home of Friendly Learned Society. Manual II. and its intelligibility taste Karamzin was required to develop a sense of elegant. Karamzin himself, portraying his friend in the elegy "The flower on the coffin of my Agathon" and partly in the novel "A sensitive and cold-blooded" (1803), looked at him as their leader and elder of knowledge and wisdom. In 1791, P. moved to the service in St. Petersburg and here in 1793, died. In "Morning Light", he collaborated, . mostly translations, . the "Children's Reading", . which were published in the Moscow Gazette and the editor of which he was in 1785 - 1789 years, . magazines "Conversations with God" and "Reflections on the works of God" (1787 - 1789) NI,
. Novikov and in "Moscow Journal" (1791 - 92) NM. Karamzin. Separately printed: an allegorical tale "Hrizomander" (translated from German, . 1783), . depicting, . the opinion of contemporaries, . teachings of mysticism and therefore due to a ban and withdrawal from sale, . "The ancient mysteries or the sacraments" (1785), . Teacher, . or the Generalized System of Education "(translated from German, . 1789 - 91) and the Indian poem "Bagautov-Geta" (translated from English, . 1788),
. The detailed content of the story "Hrizomander" cm. Article Longinov placed in the "Collection of literary articles, published in memory п-.пг. Smirdin (t. 4, 1859).