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In the article contexts in which meanings of the poem of A. V. Koltsov "On New Year 1842" reveal are described: life and works of the poet, his letters, Russian eonic poetry, "the last poems" of the Russian poets. The hardest life collisions and the communication with the critic V. G. Belinsky make direct impact on conventional (not only romantic) poetics of Koltsov who is moved to "poetry of reality".


A. V. Koltsov, the New Year (eonic) poetry, "the last poem", contextual analysis, 1841–1842, epistolary, romanticism, literature and reality