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The paradox of the perception of one novel (“Valerie” by B.J. Krüdener)

Journal: Scientific and Analytical Journal "Burganov House. Space of culture" (Vol.34, No. 1)

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Page : 19-26

Keywords : the sentimental novel “Valerie”; B. J. Krüdener; the pietist; the decembrists; the twenties of nineteen century; the sixtieth of nineteen century; the parody; Saltykov-Shchedrin;

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The contents of the article is connected with the different perceptions of the novel “Valerie” by B.J. Krüdener in Russia in twenties and in sixtieth of nineteen century. The pietist Krüdener prophesied, corresponded with many famous European men of letters and wrote the sentimental novels. She had the influence upon emperor Alexander I. The memoirs and letters evidenced, that some decembrists (M. Lunin, N.M. Muraviev) were absorbed in her novel “Valerie”. But in sixtieth of nineteen century the novel and his author were percepted as the incarnation of the false and abstractness of Alexander I epoch and were parodied by Saltykov-Shchedrin in the satire “The History of a Town”.

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