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Alexander Ivanovich Herzen

Russian author, philisopher, revolutioner

1812   -   1870

genre: prose, opinion journalism, literary criticism
country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Switzerland
native language: Russian
educated at: Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of Moscow Imperial University
occupation: philosopher, writer, journalist, autobiographer, literary critic, prosaist, opinion journalist, pedagogue

Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen (also Aleksandr Ivanovič Gercen; Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен; April 6 [O.S. 25 March] 1812 – January 21 [O.S. 9 January] 1870) was a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism (being an ideological ancestor of the Narodniki, Socialist-Revolutionaries, Trudoviks and the agrarian American Populist Party). With his writings, many composed while exiled in London, he attempted to influence the situation in Russia, contributing to a political climate that led to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. He published the important social novel Who is to Blame? (1845–46). His autobiography, My Past and Thoughts (written 1852–1870), is often considered the best specimen of that genre in Russian literature.
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My Past and Thoughts

the classic of Russian memoirist literature, extensive autobiography by Alexander Hertzen, which he started in early 1850s and continued to expand and revise throughout his later life

author: Alexander Ivanovich Herzen


Доктор Крупов

novella by Alexander Herzen

author: Alexander Ivanovich Herzen


Who is to Blame?

novel by Alexander Herzen

author: Alexander Ivanovich Herzen


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