Сюжет Мертвых душ H.B. Гоголя как барочная метафора
The plot of „Dead Souls” by M.W. Gogol as a baroque metaphore
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A number of the Gogol’s works, he wrote in 1840-s (The Final of "Auditor”, Selectedfragments from the correspondence with friends) show a clear connection with the Polish andUkrainian Baroque tradition of the metaphorical convergence of social and spiritual world. Itallows us to suppose the same symbolism in the first part of his poem Dead Souls (1842). Deadserfs that are sold by the landowners to Chichikov as nominally living, can be understood as personality trait of this people that they had lost little by little. It clarifies the sense of the vices that must be showed in the first part of the poem. This is mental stinginess and mental waste, that show themselves by turns in four first figures of the landowners (Manilov, Korobochka, Nozdrev andSobakevich) and flows together in the last figure of Plushkin.
- Гоголь Н.В., Полное собрание сочинений в 14-ти тт. Москва-Ленинград 1937-1952, т. VIII.
- Iu. Ia. Barabash, G. S. Skovoroda, N.V. Gogol’, K voprosu o gogolevskom barokko, Izvestiia Akademii Nauk, Seriia Literatury i Iazyka 1994, т. 53 (5), с. 15-29.
- Tchizewskij D., Skoworoda - Gogol, „Welt der Slawen“ Jahr XIII, Munchen 1968, с. 320-329.
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