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"HOW SWEET IT IS TO DIE!" The death of Gogol as a testament to his descendants. Article 1 755


Voropaev V.A.
Doctor of Philology, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: World Literature. Textology


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