Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

S.I. Hessen on Vyacheslav IVANOVs Tower. Humanities Research in the Russian Far East, 2019, No. 4 (50), pp. 137-139.



S.I. Hessen on Vyacheslav IVANOVs Tower. Humanities Research in the Russian Far East, 2019, No. 4 (50), pp. 137-139.
ISSN 1997-2857
DOI 10.24866/1997-2857/2019-4

Posted on site: 27.01.20


Abstract

The article considers the fate of the famous tower in St. Petersburg of the Russian poet and thinker of the Silver age Vyacheslav Ivanov after his departure abroad. The author covers the history of the house, its fate during the Soviet era, during the great Patriotic war and at the present time. The questions about the correlation of mass and elite culture in the past and the present are touched upon. Previously unknown letters of S.I. Hessen addressed to V.I. Ivanov and M.M. Zamyatnina are published., which deal not only with domestic problems associated with the temporary residence of Hessen on the tower, but also with the history of the journal Logos published in the early twentieth century. The author concludes that the tower on Tavricheskaja street in St. Petersburg is a kind of symbol of the entire Russian culture of the early twentieth century and expresses the hope that in the future it will become a real Museum.