Spiritual origins of creativity Gogol



This article examines the influence of patristic writings, liturgical books, Holy Scripture on the spiritual life of N.V. Gogol. The writer's epistolary legacy, connected with spiritual problems, is analyzed. Examples are given of the artistic embodiment of patristic spirituality in his work. This article will be useful to specialists who study life and works of Gogol in the spiritual aspect.

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Keywords: N.V. Gogol, spiritual life, the Orthodox Church, spirituality, patristic writings, the Bible, the Gospel.

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2017040202

For citation: Kabaeva E.D. Spiritual origins of creativity Gogol [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2017. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 10–13. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2017040202. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

E. D. Kabaeva, Master of the Department of Russian Classical Literature at the Faculty of Russian Philology, Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: e-91655817@gmail.com



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