"HOW SWEET IT IS TO DIE!" The death of Gogol as a testament to his descendants. Article 1

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Abstract

The article attempts to reconstruct the picture of the last days of Gogol's life on the basis of reliable documentary facts, to answer the questions without the solution of which the creation of a scientific biography of the writer is impossible. They encircle spiritual, worldview and creative problems. In particular, the events related to the death of Khomyakova E.M., in which Gogol, according to contemporaries, saw a foreknowledge for himself, are considered.

General Information

Keywords: Gogol, religious world outlook, dying days, the death of Khomyakova, the Gospel, revelation

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2017040403

For citation: Voropaev V.A. "HOW SWEET IT IS TO DIE!" The death of Gogol as a testament to his descendants. Article 1 [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2017. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 30–41. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2017040403. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

V. A. Voropaev, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: voropaevvl@bk.ru

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