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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



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  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
  • Pages: 688 p.
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
  • Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Collection of articles
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  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0754-0
  • Year of publication: 2024
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Ex. editor: Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva
  • The Non-Euclidean Geometry of Yuri Mann: In Memoriam, ex. ed. E.E. Dmitrieva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2024. 688 p.

Information about ex. editor:

Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaya 6, 125993 Moscow, Russia.


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These essays in memory of Yuri V. Mann (1929–2022) contain scholarly articles and recollections by his colleagues, friends and disciples from different countries. Mann was a leading specialist on Nikolai Gogol, a scholar of 19th century Russian literature and literary criticism, Chief Research Fellow at the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, and Professor at the Department of the History of Russian Literature at the Faculty of History and Philology of the Russian State University for the Humanities. The articles reflect the broad interests of Yuri Mann himself — from the history of 19th century Russian literature to problems of contemporary literature and literary criticism. The section “Commentator’s Notes” presents the experience of the team of scholars who worked on the Complete Works and Letters of Nikolai Gogol in 23 Volumes — a project initiated and headed by Yuri Mann. The section of recollections contains materials about the scholar’s life and work. The final section contains a bibliography of Mann’s works. The book is intended for scholars, teachers and students in the humanities as well as for all readers that take an interest in Russian culture and literature

Keywords: Yu.V. Mann, Collected Works and Letters of N.V. Gogol in 23 Volumes, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Memories.


From the Editor’s Desk

Ekaterina Dmitrieva
Yuri Mann: The Golden Age of Russian Philology


Maria Virolainen
“The Little House in Kolomna” as a Semantic Revolution 

Natalia Mikhailova
Pushkin as a Reader of the Poem “The Artist and the Village Woman” by the “Glorious Goethe”

Pavel Glushakov
From Notes on the 16th Verse of the Fourth Chapter of “Eugene Onegin” 

Grigory Shchukin
Ancient Greek Motifs in K. Batyushkov’s Poem “Hesiod and Omir — Rivals” 

Alexander Karpov
Fiction and Mythopoetics in M. Lermontov’s Novella “Taman”

Carla Solivetti, Artem Marchenkov
Gogol’s Wanderings 

Arkadii Goldenberg
Gogol’s Notes: The Experience of Commentary 

Vladimir Zvinyatskovsky
A Historical Anecdote about a Diplomatic Dispatch 

Olga Dovgy
“The Overcoat” in Bestiary Mirrors 

Rita Giuliani
The New Academic Edition of “Dead Souls”, or The Triumph of Philology 

Larisa Khoreva
Picaresque Traditions in Nikolai Gogol’s Works 

Irina Sizova
Lev Tolstoy’s Article “About Gogol” (1887–1888) in the Context of the Activities of the Publishing House “Posrednik” 

Ekaterina Samorodnitskaya
Nekrasov and Dickens: Posing the Problem 

Ildiko M. Racz
Allusive Subtexts in Ivan Bunin’s Short Story Cycle “Dark Alleys”

Dina Magomedova
Mozart or Wagner? Mikhail Kuzmin and the Musical Aesthetics of Symbolism 

Valentin Korovin
Reconsidering the Textology of N. Gumilev’s Poetry Collection “The Marquee” 

Yaroslav Krasnikov
A.V. Vampilov’s “Provincial Anecdotes” in the Context of N. Gogol’s Poetics


Nataliya Vinogradskaya
“How Lucky You are with Charming…” (Literary Quotations and Allusions in N. Gogol’s Early Letters to A. Danilevsky) 

Lyudmila Deryugina
“Great Hope If…” (Gogol and Pogodin in July 1832) 

Ekaterina Paderina
About Mysterious “Errors” in the Text, Layout or Binding of the Second Part of “Mirgorod” (1835) and Commentaries on Them

Oksana Golodniak
“Viy”: On Ukrainian Theatrical Adaptations of Gogol’s Story from the End of the 19th to the First Third of the 20th Centuries 

Irina Zaitseva
“A Great Poet, a Great Artist was Before Me...” (Nikolai Gogol in the Memoirs of Ivan Turgenev) 

Margarita Cherkashina
Gogol’s “Viy” in Russian Literature of 20th and 21st Centuries: Pastiches and Stylisations 

Youlia Marichik-Sioli
Reception of the Novel “Taras Bulba” in International Literary Studies 

Anna Sholokhova 
Draft Autograph of the Second Edition of “Taras Bulba” (1842) 


Vladislav Krivonos
The “Ages of Life” of Nikolai Gogol 

Olga Bogdanova
Dear Yuri Vladimirovich 

Irina Monakhova
“Without a Hard Crust”. Recollections about Yu. Mann 

Lyudmila Khodanen
Unforgettable Meetings 

Pavel Glushakov
“Hugely Rushing Life”: About the Happy Gifts of Yuri Mann 

Yaroslav Krasnikov
My Recollections of Yuri Mann 


Compiled by Daniil Zabotin 


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