YEFREMOV( Author of 'The Life of Saint Abraham of Smolensk',)
Comments for YEFREMOV
(end of XII - early XIII century)
Author of The Life of Saint Abraham of Smolensk, a work that differs depth of content and originality of artistic structure. The main character works, and the monk Selischenskogo Khrestovozdvijenskyi monastery, Archimandrite, appears as an outstanding confessor. For new motivated strastoterpcheskaya fate of the hero. Ideal character contrasted with the same clergymen like himself, inciting frenzied crowds in the dark of physical harm to the man of God. In the Life before it is truly a tragic situation - such a sharp conflict defined the basis of Greek tragedy, the artistic traditions which have received support in the writings of Clement Smolyatich, a senior contemporary of E. As a worthy disciple of Abraham, E. He was canonized by local saints. In the work reproduced some of the facts of the writer's autobiography.
Lit.: The Life of Saint Abraham of Smolensk and services it. - SPb., 1912; Klyuchevskii V.O. Old Russian Lives of the Saints as a historical source. - M., 1968; Literature of Ancient Russia. - M., 1971.