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Fofanov, Konstantin Mikhaylovich (1862 – 1911), a poet

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Konstantin Mikhaylovich Fofanov (1862 – 1911), a poet.He had little formal education. He appeared in various (mostly St. Petersburg) periodicals from the early 1880s ("Niva"(Field), "Russkoe Bogatstvo"(The Russian Wealth)," Severny Vestnik"(Northern Herald) etc). He was a regular contributor to" Novoe Vremya"( The New Time).Collections: "Poems"(1887,1889),"Shadows and Mysteries"(1892),"Illusions"(1900). Fofanov's poetry directly opposes the world of a fairy tale, dream and illusion, prefering the prose of life.Fofanov as a poet was highly appreciated by S.Y. Nadson, A.P. Chekhov, L.N. Tolstoy, A.N. Maykov, V.Y. Bryusov, D.S. Merezhkovsky. In 1890-1906 he lived in Gatchina:in Mariyinskaya street ( now Kirgetov Street,7),in Aleksandrovskaya street( now Volodarsky Street 33/35 ), in Yelizavetinskaya street( now Dostoyevsky Street,11). He was buried in Saint Petersburg at Novodevichye cemetery.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Bryusov, Valery Yakovlevich
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Fofanov, Konstantin Mikhaylovich
Maikov, Apollon Nikilayevich
Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich
Nadson, Semyon Yakovlevich
Tolstoy, Leo (Lev) Nikolayevich, Count

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