Bielinskii i zapadnichestvo [Bielinskii and Westernism] [SIGNED COPY]
Poland: Tipografiia Varshavskago uchebnago okruga, 1912. Original publisher’s wrappers. Fair condition. Item #241
Royal octavo (16.2 x 25 cm). 33 pages. Text in Russian. Ex-library label #316 to cover. Author’s inscription in pen "Mnogouvazhaemomu Vladimiru Vikentievichu Topor-Rabchinskomu ot avtora [To dear Vladimir Vikentievich Topor-Rabchinskii from the author]" to title.
Evgeny Vasilyevich Spektorsky (October 15, 1875, Ostrog - March 3, 1951, New York) - Russian lawyer and social philosopher, professor at the Imperial Warsaw University, dean of the Faculty of Law, and rector of Kyiv University.
Vissarion Grigoryevich Belinskii (1811 –1848) was a Russian literary critic of Westernizing tendency. He played one of the key roles in the career of poet and publisher Nikolay Nekrasov and his popular magazine Sovremennik. He was the most influential of the Westernizers, especially among the younger generation. He worked primarily as a literary critic because that area was less heavily censored than political pamphlets.
Westernism - Russian adherents of world outlook orientations towards Western European or original models of thinking and life order. It took place in the 40s of the 19th century. Its objective meaning was in the struggle against serfdom and in the recognition of the "Western", that is, the bourgeois path of development of Russia.