Bratchenko O. V. Little known Russian romantic writer - Jakob de Balmen
Keywords:romanticism, literary process, novel, romantic hero, the system of motives.
J. de Balmen is an unknown Russian writer, the representative of Romanticism of the 30-s of the
XIX century. T. Shevchenko dedicated “Kavkaz”, one of his most revolutionary poems, to him. There
is only one monograph by A. I. Kuzmenko about his life and work called “An Unforgettable Friend…:
The Story About Life and Creative Work of J. de Balmen”. Unfortunately, there is no analysis of the
writer’s literary works in this monograph. The article deals with the general characteristics of J. de
Balmen’s literary heritage and reveals the most important features of his creative manner.