Absract: A criticism by a writer might find outlet not only in his special critical articles or analyses, but, above all, inA criticism by a writer might find outlet not only in his special critical articles or analyses, but, above all, inhis own creative works. There are many examples of that phenomenon in works by Pushkin, Dostoevsky,Tolstoy and others. Chekhov’s criticism of Leo Tolstoy’s story “The Kreutzer Sonata” was expressed in hisletters. However, his creative works of the first half of the 1890s are also full of hidden reaction to Tolstoy’sstory – thus the criticism assumed the form of artistic polemics.
Keywords: criticism, creativ works, artistic polemics.
Pages: 36-40
Department: Materials and Notes
Author: Vladimir B. Kataev
Information about the author: Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of the History of Russian Literature of the Faculty of Philology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University 1 Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia kataev2003@yandex.ru

СПИСОК ЛИТЕРАТУРЫ / REFERENCES

1.[Belinskij,V.G. Sobranie sochinenij: V 9 t. [Collected Works: in 9Vols.]. Moscow, Hudozhestvennaya literature Publ.,1976–1982.]

2. [Halizev,V.E., Sheshunova, S.V. Cikl A.S. Pushkina “Povesti Belkina”[A.S. Pushkin’s Cycle “The Tales of Belkin”]. Moscow,Vysshaya shkola Publ., 1989. 80 p.]

3. [Ejhenbaum, B.M. Lev Tolstoj: issledovaniya.Stat' i [Leo Tolstoy: Studies. Articles]. St. Petersburg,Fakul'tet filologii i iskusstv SPbGU Publ., 2009. 952 p.]

4. [Vil'koshevskij, P.V. Sud'ba “Krejcerovoj sonaty” L.N. Tolstogo.(Trudy Samarkandskogo gos. ped. instituta. 1940. T. 2.Vyp. 1) [Fate of “The Kreutzer Sonata” of Leo Tolstoy.(Almanac of The Samarkand State Pedagogical Institute.1940. Vol. 2. Iss. 1)]. Samarkand, 1940. 28 p.]

5. [Meller, P.U. A.P. [Chekhovand Polemic on “The Kreutzer Sonata” of Leo Tolstoy].Scando-Slavica. 1982. Vol. 28. P. 125–151.]

6. [Tolstoy, L.N. Sobranie sochinenij: V 12 t.[Collected Works: in 12 Vols.]. Moscow, Pravda Publ.,1984.]

7. [Chekhov,A.P. Polnoe sobranie sochinenij: V 30 t. Sochineniya:V 18 t. [Completed Works: in 30 Vols. Works: in 18 vols.].Moscow, Nauka Publ., 1974–1982.]