«Болезнь Или Реклама?» (К Вопросу О Своеобразии Эстетической Позиции Л.Я. Гуревич)
The article analyzes the originality of the aesthetic positions of L. Gurevich, manifested in the evaluation of new trends in the literary process of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is established that Soviet literary criticism left out not only the role of the publisher in the evolution of the direction of "Severny Vestnik", but also her personal concept of the perception of new literary phenomena. As a result of the research, the author comes to the conclusion that the
... nclusion that the attitude of L. Gurevich to all new phenomena in the contemporary literary process was ambiguous and was determined by her late-ethnic positions. On the one hand, as the editor of "Severny Vestnik", she made a huge contribution to the popularization of the works of young symbolists, believed that literature could and should seek new means of expressiveness. But when analyzing the works of young authors, realistic literature reflecting the typical phenomena of reality, remained for her the yardstick of quality. Other aesthetics, unusual ways of artistry, revealed by the critic in the works of young authors, did not find her understanding and support. The fallacy of L. Gurevich's views was confirmed by the time. However, it is obvious that she showed a deep understanding of the crisis phenomena, took into account the contradictory nature of the socio-cultural situation in which they had appeared.