Slavic rev. volume 55, issue 1, P228-230 1996 DOI: 10.2307/2501031 View full text
Thomas Seifrid

Abstract: Zholkovsky groups texts in more unexpected ways, often with admirable results. Occasionally, though, the analyses seem too broad. For example, chap. 1 ingeniously reads the narrator of Gogol''s Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends as a type of shaz author-narrator and as a totalitarian figure, like the hero of Dostoevsky's The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants. The essay winds farther afield, connecting Gogol''s text to Susan Sontag's conception of "camp," the figure of Koz'ma Prutkov,…

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