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Украинский Гоголь
Ukrainian Gogol

Author(s): Inga Vidugirytė
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Novel, Russian Literature, Sociology of Culture, Hermeneutics
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: Nikolai Gogol; Ukrainian culture; Russian culture;

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the Ukrainian aspect of Nikolai Gogol's personality and creativity, which highlights his peculiarity as a man of two cultures. The memoir material chosen for analysis was published in the memoirs of the contemporary Gogol (1952). Edinburgh W. Said's work Orientalism is based on Edward W. Said's perspective on the analysis of "another" representation, in particular ideas about the theatricality of representation and the orientation of discourse. XIX century Russian culture created the discourse of Ukraine, which determined the "reading" of Gogol's personality, identifying it with existing stereotypes. It is understandable that Gogol himself actively participated in the creation of this discourse in his "Ukrainian" descriptions and articles on Ukrainian history and folklore. The analysis of memoirs of contemporaries suggests that the personality of the writer himself, whose identity has expanded and suppressed the image of a Ukrainian in Russian culture, contributed to the creation of this discourse.

  • Issue Year: 48/2006
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 56-65
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian