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Ksenofont Alexeyevich Polevoy (Russian: Ксенофонт Алексеевич Полевой, 1 August 1801, Irkutsk, Imperial Russia, – 21 April 1867, Tyukhmenevo, Smolensk Governorate, Imperial Russia) was a Russian writer, literary critic, journalist, publisher and translator. He was the younger brother of the writers Yekaterina Avdeyeva and Nikolai Polevoy.

Ksenofont Polevoy
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Ксенофонт Алексеевич Полевой

(1801-08-01)August 1, 1801
DiedApril 21, 1867(1867-04-21) (aged 65)
Occupationwriter, literary critic, journalist, publisher, translator

Among the biographies Ksenofont Polevoy authored were those of Mikhail Lomonosov (1836, praised by Vissarion Belinsky) and Ivan Khemnitser (1838), as well as his brother, whom he idolized (The Notes on the Life and Works by Nikolai Polevoy, 1888). In 1835–1839 he translated from French 16 volumes of Memoires ou souvenirs historiques (1831) by Laure Junot.[1] In 1825–1834 he co-edited (with Nikolai Polevoy) Moskovsky Telegraf, in 1835–1838 Zhivopisnoye Obozrenye, then a yearly almanac.[2][3]


  1. ^ Полевой Ксенофонт Алексеевич at the Russian Biographical Dictionary
  2. ^ Berezina, V. Ksenofont Polevoy in The Moscow Telegraph // Ксенофонт Полевой в "Московском телеграфе". // Полевой Н.А., Полевой Кс. А. Литературная критика: Статьи и рецензии (1825–1842). - Л., 1990. - С. 362-370.
  3. ^ Blagoy, Dmitrty. Полевой К. А. Soviet Literary Encyclopedia, vol. 9, p. 43 // Литературная энциклопедия: В 11 т. - [М.], 1929–1939. Сов. Энцикл., 1935. - Стр. 43.