Auction 59 Part 1 FIELD of MIRACLES with a psychiatric bias
By The Arc
Nov 7, 2020
Москва Набережная Тараса Шевченко д.3., Russia
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Polevoy N. New painter of society and literature. Part five.

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Polevoy N. New painter of society and literature. Part five.
Moscow. In the printing house of N. Stepanov, at the Imperial Theater. 1832 1 frontispiece, 244, [2] p. Solid leather cover of the epoch with gold-embossed spine; artistic flyleafs; decorated [spray] cut-off; reduced format (12.5 x 19 cm).

Worn cover, gold faded, sticker on the spine; trace of moisture on the leaf following the title; the split block for the title page; dirty page; temporary stains; stamps.



[Nikolai Alekseyevich Polevoy (June 22 [July 3] 1796, Irkutsk — February 22 [March 6] 1846, Saint Petersburg) was a Russian writer, playwright, literary and theater critic, journalist, historian and translator; ideologist of the "third estate". 

From 1825 to 1834, Polevoy published the Moscow Telegraph magazine in Moscow in unprecedented numbers, where He published his own articles on literature, history, and Ethnography. The magazine emphasized the positive role of merchants, trade and industry in the life of Russia. Polevoy often allowed himself to attack the noble literature and criticized its main representatives for being disconnected from the people and their needs. The magazine was closed by personal order of Nicholas I for Polevoy's disapproving review of N. V. Kukolnik's play "the Hand of the Almighty saved the Fatherland". After the publication was closed, Polevoy was placed under the closest direct supervision of the Moscow chief of police, L. N. Tsynsky, who, according to the Polevoy brothers themselves, treated the former editor as loyally as his position allowed, which may have greatly contributed to the change of Polevoy's liberal views to loyal ones.

From July 1829, Polevoy published a satirical Supplement to the Moscow Telegraph, which continued the tradition of educational satire of the late XVIII century — "the New painter of society and literature". Almost all the diverse content of the New painter came from the publisher's own pen; according to Belinsky, it is "the best work of all literary activity" by Polevoy. A distinctive feature of the manner of the satirist-Field is seen as a refusal to exaggerate and hyperbolic.]

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