Popov, Mikhail( Writer)
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Biography Popov, Mikhail
(died circa 1790). Man of the people, a disciple of the founder of the Russian theater F.G. Volkova, which arrived in St. Petersburg, Popov studied at some time in the case gentry, then was a secretary at the commission drafting a new Code. Literary activity began to translate, at approximately 1765. ( "Suspicious", . "Deucalion and Pyrrha - Comedy, . "Aristonoevy adventure and the birth of people Promifeevyh" - the story, etc.), then in the journal "And then Sio" put some original epigrams, . parables and love poems, . of which was included in the book "leisure, . or collected works and translations of Mikhail Popov (St.-Petersburg, . 1772), published a few comedies in "Rossiyskaya Theater", . from which the comic "popular" opera "Annie" and gave him, . mainly, . fame,
. However Chulkov published a collection of folk songs (1770 - 1774), and after his death came out composed of "Rossiyskaya Eros, or the best selection of the latest Russian songs" (1791). Popov played an important role in the history of Russian literature its "brief description of the Slavic fable" (1768). This is a whole system of imaginary Slavic mythology, partly borrowed from various books of evidence lacking in credibility, in part - directly composed. Nonetheless, the "fable" Popova used readily, especially poets (KHERASKOV and Derzhavin, etc.). Wed. Pypin "History of Russian Ethnography (h. I) and SA. Vengerov "Russian Poetry" (No.. VI). V. P-in.