KUZMINA Lyudmila( Literary critic, candidate of philological sciences, a member of the Board of Governors of the Baltic Fund.)
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Biography KUZMINA Lyudmila
In 1948 she graduated from the Philological Faculty of Leningrad State University. His labor activity associated with the Institute of Russian Literature Academy of Sciences' Pushkin House: from 1949 to 1979 was a research associate in its different departments - in the Literary Museum, . Turgenev group, . Group preparing Lermontov encyclopedia and in the Manuscript Division,
. The result of over 30-volume collected works and letters IS. Turgenev (textual, editorial) was a PhD thesis on: "IS. Turgenev and Russian artists, defended in 1974.
He has about 200 publications (articles, publications, archival materials, reviews), is the author of eight books (four of them - in collaboration). Printed in academic collections dealing with IS. Turgenev and F.M. Dostoevsky, the academic edition of Monuments of Culture. New Discoveries ". In addition - in magazines: "Russian literature", Issues of Literature "," New Journal "," Star "," Neva "," Musical Life ", as well as abroad - in the Parisian periodical," Cahier's "and the newspaper" Russian thought.
. His research interests have developed in two main directions: first - the proportion of Russian classical literature of the second half of the XIX century with fine art, . second - a literary Nandigram (Leo Tolstoy in St. Petersburg ", . "I love you, . Creation of Peter ... "etc.),
. Characteristic penchant for finding the unpublished documents relating to Russian literature
. Consequence of this was her activism in the manuscript department of the Pushkin House in manning the personal funds of contemporary writers (OD. Forsch, A.P. Platonov, NS. Tikhonov, VV. Koneckogo, VI. Belova, FA. Abramova, MA. Dudin, P.N. Soloukhin and many others).
Last ten years was engaged in research for a new (and for most of the reading public), the theme "The Poet KR" (aka - The Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich). Based on the study of his diaries and correspondence in 1995 published a book "August poet" - the first full biography of K.R. In 1999, became the initiator, the author of the preface and part of the collection "K.R. Selected Correspondence.
In the creative plans include publication of the book "IS. Turgenev and Russian artists "and" Here lives and works Olga Forsch. (OD. Forsch in Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad), well-illustrated album dedicated to the poet KR, as well as the creation of another book - "Notes archives.
. Has two daughters, two grandchildren, granddaughter, three great-grandchildren and many friends.
. For its non-literary interests (which is now called a hobby) is music (symphonic, chamber, but not an operetta, and even Opera), travels, "luxury" of human communication, and the songs of bards 60-80's.