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Gogol From the Twentieth Century : Eleven Essays - Robert A. Maguire

Gogol From the Twentieth Century

Eleven Essays

By: Robert A. Maguire (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st May 1995
ISBN: 9780691013268
Number Of Pages: 428

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The fiction and drama of Gogol, now widely read in English, have delighted, puzzled, and inspired Russian critics for nearly a century and a half. In this anthology, Robert A. Maguire offers to English-speaking readers a selection of the impressive critical achievement that the writings of Gogol have stimulated. Each of the eleven essays is at once a fresh contribution to the study of Gogol and an example of one major school of criticism cultivated in contemporary Russia.

"In putting together this extremely useful volume, Robert Maguire has pursued a complex set of aims--to illumilnate Gogol's art in ways that must be a novel for readers who do not know Russian, to represent the principal approaches of Russian twentieth-century criticism, and at the same time to cover all of Gogol's major writings. These aims are brilliantly achieved, and it is not only the nonspecialists who will find te book stimulating ... Maguire's work as a translator and editor is exemplary."--The Russian Review

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introduction: The Legacy of Criticismp. 3
Gogol and the Devilp. 55
Burnt to Ashesp. 103
The Evolution of Gogol's Artp. 133
"The Nose"p. 155
Gogol's Inspector General and the Comedy of Aristophanesp. 199
The Inspector General: Structure and Problemsp. 215
How Gogol's "Overcoat" Is Madep. 267
About Gogol's "Overcoat"p. 293
The Technique of the Comic in Gogolp. 323
The "All-Seeing Eye" in Gogolp. 375
Men, Women, and Match-makersp. 390
Bibliographyp. 405
Index of Namesp. 407
Index of Titles of Gogol's Worksp. 412
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ISBN: 9780691013268
ISBN-10: 0691013268
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 21st May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.04 x 15.49  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.61