Konstantin Mihaylovich Fofanov born in St. Petersburg. the poet's father was a wealthy merchant who traded in the capital of wood, grandfather Olonetsky farmer. Fofanov brought up in cheap private boarding schools, good education is not received. Began to publish in 1881, the first book of his poems published in 1887 by Dark decades 80-90s, a time of political reaction in the country, the time of prostration and ideological confusion among the Russian intelligentsia, have imposed on their creativity Fofanova sharp printing. Fofanov herald spoke of "pure art," sought in his poems to get away from the vulgar and harsh reality into the world of magic dreams. Poetry Fofanova colored minor pitch; it is characterized by a special melodiousness, a generous variety of shades of sentiment, imprinted in their transience, fragility and subdued lyrical images. In the 80 years Fofanov was one of the most popular poets. About him warmly Leo Tolstoy, Mike, Chekhov, his dearly loved Repin. Fofanov largely proved to be close to the Symbolists, who declared him its predecessor.
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