Towards an Understanding
of “I Don’t Understand”
© Vladimir Ye. Triodin
Dr. Sci. (Theory, Methods and Organization
of Socio-Cultural Activities), Prof., Hon. Prof.,
Saint Petersburg Humanitarian University of Trade Unions,
UDC [94(47):929]: 821.161.1
Аbstract: The monograph of the famous Petersburg historian, Prof. Sergey N. Poltorak Granin was published by the publishing house “Kuchkovo Pole” in February 2019. The reviewer highly appreciates the research the book is based on. It is emphasized that the author has done a great job of studying the writer’s biography and works. A painstaking archival search was an important component; it was archival documents that allowed to recreate many previously unknown but important details of Daniil A. Granin’s biography, to correct errors in the existing interpretations. It is noted that Poltorak neglected not only the well-established literary myths, but also the generally accepted official point of view on the most important dates and events in the writer’s life. Arguably considering the contradictions of Granin’s personality and civil position, the author of the review in some cases enters into controversy with Poltorak.
Keywords: Daniil A. Granin, biography, archival sources, creative way, citizenship, social responsibility of writer, Leningrad – St. Petersburg, Sergey N. Poltorak.
Article information: Received on February 19, 2019, signed by the print, volume 2 / 2019 on June 20, 2019, published on June 30, 2019.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Triodin, V. E. (2019) Towards an Understanding of “I Don’t Understand”. Nasledie vekov – Heritage of Centuries. 2. pp. 104-110. [Online] Available from: http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019_2_Triodin.pdf (Accessed: dd.mm.yyyy). (In Russian).