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Skorokhodov M.V. Illustrations in Biographical Studies: Sharing Experience of Preparing The Chronicle of Life and Work of Sergey Esenin. Studia Litterarum, 2017, vol. 2, no 3, pp. 334–345. (In Russ.) DOI:10.22455/2500-4247-2017-2-3-334-345

Author: M.V. Skorokhodov
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Maksim V. Skorokhodov, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Received: May 12, 2017
Published: September 25, 2017
Issue: 2017 Vol. 2, №3
Department: Textology. Materials
Pages: 334-345

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Keywords: biographical study, the chronicle of life and work, biography of Sergey Esenin, documentary sources, illustrations.


The article discusses the function of illustrations in biographical studies. In particular, it examines a section “Appendix” in the 5-volume Chronicle of Life and Work of Sergey Esenin that includes documentary and visual materials. The use of illustrations not only makes a biographical study attractive to readers, but also serves as a welcome supplement to the information contained in the main part of the chronicle.


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