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Entries / Brier, publishing house, 1906-22

Brier, publishing house, 1906-22


Categories / Literature. Book Publishing/Publishing Houses

BRIER, a private publishing house established in 1906 by Z.I. Grzhebin (1877 - 1929) and S.Y. Kopelman (1881-1944). The publishing house issued collected works of L.N. Andreev, B.K. Zaytsev, S.N. Sergeev-Tsensky, F. Sologub, The Library of Foreign Writers Series (included the works of K. Hamsun, G. Wells, G. d'Annunzio, G. Flauber et al.), Humorous Library Series (works of A.T. Averchenko, Sasha Cherny, J.K. Jerome, Mark Twain et al. were published) and the Northern Collections Series. The publishing house issued an almanac (collections 1-26, 1907-16) where Andreev (17 works altogether), A. Bely, V.Y. Bryusov, I.A. Bunin, N.M. Minsky, A.N. Tolstoy, F. Sologub, G.I. Chulkov et al. were published. Brier invited such artists as I.Y. Bilibin, M.V. Dobuzhinsky, A.N. Benois, N.K. Rerikh, S.V. Chekhonin to work for them. The office of the publishing house was situated at 31 Nikolaevskaya Street (present-day Marata Street). In 1918 the publishing house moved to Moscow, only to be closed in 1922.

References: Голубева О. Д. Из истории издания русских альманахов начала ХХ в. // Книга: Исслед. и материалы. М., 1960. Сб. 3. С. 300-334; Юниверг Л. И. З. И. Гржебин и его издательская деятельность // Там же. М., 1994. Сб. 69. С. 122-133; Баренбаум И. Е. Книжный Петербург: Три века истории: Очерки изд. дела и кн. торговли. СПб., 2003. С. 310-311.

T. M. Dvinyatina.

Persons
Andreev Leonid Nikolaevich
Averchenko Arkady Timofeevich
Bely Andrey (real name Bugaev Boris Nikolaevich)
Benois Alexander Nikolaevich
Bilibin Ivan Yakovlevich
Blok G.P.
Bryusov Valery Yakovlevich
Bunin Ivan Alexeevich
Chekhonin Sergey Vasilievich
Cherny Sasha (real name Glikberg Alexander Mikhailovich)
Chulkov Georgy Ivanovich
d'Annunzio Gabriele
Dobuzhinsky Mstislav Valerianovich
Flauber Gustave
Grzhebin Zinovy Isaevich
Hamsun (real name Pedersen) Knut
Jerome Jerome Klapka
Kopelman Solomon Yurievich
Minsky (born Vilenkin) Nikolay Maximovich
Roerich Nikolay Konstantinovich
Sergeev-Tsensky Sergey Nikolaevich
Sologub Fedor (real name Teternikov Fedor Kuzmich)
Tolstoy Alexey Nikolaevich
Twain Mark
Wells Herbert George
Zaytsev Boris Konstantinovich

Addresses
Marata St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 31

Bibliographies
Голубева О. Д. Из истории издания русских альманахов начала ХХ в. // Книга: Исслед. и материалы. М., 1960
Юниверг Л. И. З. И. Гржебин и его издательская деятельность // Книга: Исслед. и материалы. М., 1994


Andreev L.N. (1871-1919), writer

ANDREEV Leonid Nikolaevich (1871-1919, Navol's house, near Mustamyaka, Finland; today Gorkovskoe Village of Leningrad Region), writer, dramatist. In 1891 he entered Faculty of Law of Petersburg University (dismissed for non-payment)

Chekhonin S.V. (1878-1936), artist

CHEKHONIN Sergey Vasilievich (1878-1936), painter and graphic artist. He did his studies at the Drawing School of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts (1896-97) and at Princess M.K. Tenisheva's school under I.E. Repin (1897-1900)

Literary journals (entry)

LITERARY JOURNALS. The genesis of the Russian literary journalism is associated with St. Petersburg, where in 1728-36 and 1738-42 circulated first and only journal in the Russian language at that time - Primechaniya k Vedomostyam (the name changed)

Remizov A.M. (1877-1957), writer

REMIZOV Alexey Mikhailovich (1877-1957), writer. In 1896-97 he studied at the department of natural sciences of the Mathematical Faculty of the University of Moscow. He was expelled for the participation in a student’s demonstration and was exiled

Sologub F.K. (1863-1927), writer

SOLOGUB Fedor (real name Teternikov Fedor Kuzmich) (1863, St. Petersburg - 1927, Leningrad), a poet, prose writer, playwright and translator. In 1882-92, after graduating from St