Protopopov, Mikhail A.( talented critic.)
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Biography Protopopov, Mikhail A.
Born in 1848, the son of an official city Chukhloma, grand-nephew of Archbishop Athanasius Tobolsk Protopopov. He studied at the Moscow landmark Constantine Institute for some time served as an officer, topographer. On literary career was made in 1877 (under the pseudonym N. Morozov) article "Literary nine days" in "Notes of the Fatherland", where before closing the magazine was a regular contributor to Division "new books". In 1878 he took an active part in the newspaper "Russian Truth", in the early 80's in "Word", "common sense" and "business". In 1884 he was arrested and after a 6-month imprisonment sent to several years in Chuhlomu. In the late 80-ies, wrote in The Northern Messenger, in the 90 years - an active member of "Russian Thought" and "Russian Wealth". Part of critical articles Protopopov collected in his book "Literary-critical characteristics" (St. Petersburg, 1894, 2 ed., Without change, 1898). Separately published as a book on Belinsky in a biographical library F.F. Pavlenkova (2 ed.). Protopopov fully adjacent to the Russian school of journalistic criticism. Purely literary works of his hand completely occupied, and all of his attention is focused solely on the analysis of social and moral phenomena affected by this product. In its views and sympathies Protopopov, until recently, been straightforward expression of views Dobrolyubova Pisarev and Chernyshevsky. In articles recently discernible elements of mysticism. As a theorist, Protopopov little originality. Nor is it the interest and as a connoisseur of literary works, specifically artistic qualities and which do not interest him, and do not always fully determined. But his own articles of interest attached to the talent presentation, reaching this light in articles mocking. We Protopopov wonderful sense of humor, the vulgarity of strange and elegant. Articles and bibliographical notes, where he had someone to make fun of, belong to the best example of thin-literary wit. S. In.