Interpreting Nikolai Gogol within Russian Orthodoxy: A Neglected Influence on the First Great Russian Novelist

Interpreting Nikolai Gogol within Russian Orthodoxy: A Neglected Influence on the First Great Russian Novelist

By: James D. Hardy (author), Leonard Stanton (author)Hardback

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Presents a tripartite thesis - that the Orthodox religion (though not Russian Orthodox) functions as a sub-text throughout Gogol's work; that Gogol works were of a moralist vein; and that Gogol's torch was passed not to Russian Orthodox writers, but to Jewish writers of Yiddish tales.

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About Author

Leonard J. Stanton is Professor of Russian Language, Literature and Culture at Louisiana State University. James D. Hardy, Jr. is Professor of European History, Literature and Culture at Louisiana State University.

Contents

Foreword, Acknowledgements, Introduction; Part I. - Perspectives; 1. Iconic Perspective: A Saint Visits: Serafim of Sarov; 2. Social Perspective: The Painting of Alexander Ivanov; 3. Ironic Perspective: Vranyo; Part II - Fiction; 4. The Provinces; 5. Dead Souls; 6. St. Petersburg Grotesque; 7. Four Comedies; Part III - Russia; 8. Feminine Virtue; 9. Arabesques; 10. Religion: Selected Passages; Part IV - Successors; 11. Bogoiskateli and Galut; 12. The Russian Jewish Literary Tradition; Endnotes, Bibliography, Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773457836
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780773457836
  • ISBN10: 0773457836

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