Essays on Gogol

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Publication Date
October 1994
Page Count
291 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4

Essays on Gogol

Logos and the Russian Word
Susanne Fusso and Priscilla Meyer

These fourteen essays reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary character of Russian literature research in general and of the study of Gogol in particular, focusing on specific works, Gogol's own character, and the various approaches to aesthetic, religious, and philosophical issues raised by his writing.

About the Author

Susanne Fusso is a professor in the Department of Russian Language and Literature at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Designing Dead Souls: An Anatomy of Disorder in Gogol (Stanford, 1993). She is the translator and editor of A Russian Prince in the Soviet State: Hunting Stories, Letters from Exile, and Military Memoirs (2005) and coeditor of Essays on Karolina Pavlova (2001) and Essays on Gogol: Logos and the Russian Word (1994), all published by Northwestern University Press.

Priscilla Meyer is Professor of Russian at Wesleyan University.

"A magnificent collection of fourteen papers which encompass all that was Gogol's world. Here we have a work of textural scholarship which will set the tone and the course for future Gogolian researchers." --New England Review of Books

"A truly worthy collection of essays . . . succeeds in placing Gogol' in multiple literary and philosophical traditions, and it definitely indicates some new ways of reading one of Russia's most ambiguous writers."

—Andrew Wachtel, Slavic Review