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Nikolai Nikolaevich Vil’mont

literary scholar

Nikolai Vil’mont, USSR Literary scholar.

Background

Vil’mont, Nikolai was born on March 7, 1901 in Moscow.

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Briusov Literary Institute, 1926.

Career

Expert on German literature. Edited Russian-language editions of Goethe, Schiller, Thomas Mann and others. Translated German literature into Russian.

Religion

Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.

Views

The role of the individual as a member of a collective is more important than the individual.