Vasily Trediakovsky Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Kahn, Andrew. “Vasilii Vasil'evich Trediakovskii, 1703-1769: Poet, translator, and literary theorist.” In Reference Guide to Russian Literature, edited by Neil Cornwell, pp. 824-25. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998.

Overview of Trediakovsky's life, works and importance.


Bailey, James. “The Versification of the Russian Kant from the End of the Seventeenth to the Middle of the Eighteenth Century.” Russian Literature 13, No. 2 (February 15, 1983): 123-73.

Analyzes the evolution of the kant, and the roles of Trediakovsky and other Russian poets in its development.

Burgi, Richard. “The First Accentual Hexameters.” In A History of the Russian Hexameter, pp. 53-68. Hamden, Conn.: The Shoe String Press, 1954.

Describes Trediakovsky's role in the development of the Russian hexameter, and examines its use in the author's own writings and translations.

Drage, C. L. “Trochaic Metres in Early Russian Syllabo-Tonic Poetry.” Slavonic and East European Review 38, No. 6 (1960): 361-79.

Examines use of trochaic lines by Trediakovsky and others.

Scherr, Barry P. Russian Poetry: Meter, Rhythm, and Rhyme. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

A history and analysis of the basic forms of Russian poetry, including discussion of Trediakovsky's role.

Additional coverage of Trediakovsky's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 150.