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Рукописи Достоевского на зарубежных аукционах
Dostoevsky's Manuscripts at Foreign Auctions

Author(s): Anton Khramykh
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Петрозаводский государственный университет
Keywords: Fyodor M. Dostoevsky; manuscripts; auctions; epistolary heritage;

Summary/Abstract: This article systematizes and provides information about the manuscripts of F.M. Dostoevsky put up for the auctions "Sotheby’s", "Stargardt", "Christie’s" and others. From the late 1960s up to the present day a limited number of the writer's letters were exposed (letters to V. F. Putsykovich, N. P. Vagner, Kh. D. Alchevskaya, A. N. Kurnosova). Some of them appeared at one auction and within a given period at another one. The article spots the letter of F. M. Dostoevsky to V. F. Putsykovich. This valuable document was sold in 1990 at "Stargradt" auction, and then came in the archive of the British National Library in 1993. Dostoevsky’s letters have not been yet exposed at Russian auctions. In the recent years, his unknown autographs and letters have been found by researches in Russian archives, acquired by the Museum in St.Petersburg at a collector. In the long term auctions may become one of the important sources of the updating of Dostoevsky’s body of work.

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-43
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English, Russian