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Tamara V. Savinkova
Tamara V. Savinkova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, North-West Institute of Management (branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), Sredniy Prospekt Vasilyevskogo Ostrova 57/43, 199178 St. Petersburg, Russia.
The article raises the question of the need to identify existential problems in Gorky’s novel The Life of Klim Samgin, suggests an approach to the writer’s artistic reflection of the problems of life and death as dominants of the tragic essence of human existence.
Keywords: Gorky studies, dominant, life, death, existentialism.