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For the previous one hundred fifty years, critics have talked about 'the Gogol problem', wherein they suggest their lack of ability to account for a existence and paintings which are confusing, frequently opaque, but have proved continuously interesting to generations of readers. This ebook proceeds at the assumption that Gogol's existence and paintings, in all their manifestations, shape an entire; it identifies, in ways in which have eluded critics to this point, the rhetorical innovations and thematic styles that create the team spirit. those greater issues emerge from an in depth research of the main texts, fictional and nonfictional, and in flip are set in a large creative and highbrow context, Russian and ecu, with certain cognizance to German philosophy, the visible arts, and Orthodox Christian theology.

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