T. Krynytska, PhD Student

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/1728-2640.2020.146.5


The article considers the process of formation of Danylo Mordovets as a writer and publicist, based on a rich legacy he left behind. The significant number of novels, publications, and notes make it possible to analyze the factors that formed Danylo Mordovets' liberal-democratic views, both in journalism and in fiction, as well as topics and questions raised in his articles in Russian magazines in the middle of the 19th century. In the study, we explore the scientific approaches that Danylo Mordovets used during his collaboration with publishers and writers in the periodicals of that time, along with stylistic features author practiced in the mid-'60s of the 19th century. Another interesting subject of the article takes up the Saratov and St. Petersburg periods of DanyloMordovet's creative activity. Particular attention paid to the relationships of Danylo Mordovets with famous at that time scientists A. Kraevsky and M. Kostomarov. The review of the articles of literary critics, who paid attention to both Mordovets' works and his personality in general, allowed to reveal the originality of the views of contemporaries on the artistic, scientific, and journalistic works of the writer.

Keywords: D. Mordovets, M. Kostomarov, journalism, genres, writers, styles, literature.

Received by the editorial board: 24.09.2020

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