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Sholokhov’s Library is Replenished

15.06.2016

The Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov continues its work on search and acquisition of books analogous of those found in the writer’s prewar library, which was lost in 1942.

Within the Internet project “In Search of the Lost Library” the collection of the Museum-Reserve was added with a book analogous of that the writer had in his library: N.M.Yazykov. A Complete Collection of Poems. Moscow-Leningrad. AKADEMIA, 1934.

According to numerous research works and memoirs of his contemporaries M.A.Sholokhov had got a deep knowledge of Russian literature of the XIX century. The writer often quoted the poets of that period during the meetings with young writers, in talks with his friends and his children. M.A.Sholokhov thoroughly selected books for his library beginning with the 1930s, and there were many rare editions of the “Golden Age” Russian literature.

Since the first days of establishing the Museum the employees have been conducting an extensive work on the study in the writer’s circle of reading and on recreation of his prewar library. When the opportunity of extensive use of modern computer technology appeared, the Museum developed and opened an Internet project “In Search of the Lost Library”. It was aimed at attracting the wide audience to the search work, replenishing the Museum book collection, recreating the writer’s lost library and presenting it to the wide public. During the project work there were purchased from secondhand bookshops and collectors a number of books analogous of those belonged to the writer before the war.

Lyudmila Razogreyeva