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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



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Author: Igor’ A. Vinogradov
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 70×100 1/16
  • Pages: 640 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)
  • Rights – URL: Visit Website
  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Monograph
  • Funder: Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Funder – grant number: 18–112–00038
  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0550-8
  • ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0516-4
  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Date of publication: 2020
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Chronicle of the life and work of N.V. Gogol (1809–1852). Scientific publication. In 7 vols. Vol. 7. 1851–1852. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2018. 640 p.

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The publication is carried out with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research under the project No. 18–112–00038.


The book is the final volume of the first published systematic annals of Gogol’s life and work. The volume includes information about the last year and two months of the writer’s life. The second half of Gogol’s travel in Odessa and at home in 1851, his subsequent residence in Moscow, with trips around the Moscow region – in the village Radonezhie (Abramtsevo), Spasskoye, Troitskoye, with visits to Optina Hermitage and the Holy Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius are described in detail. The way of life of Gogol in this period and the circle of ideas that occupied him at that time are outlined. The events connected with the preparation by the writer of a new edition of his works and the burning of the “slavophile” second volume of “Dead Souls” are covered. For the first time in the literature about Gogol, all the circumstances of the dramatic and deep spiritual meaning of the writer's death are traced in detail. The necessary section was made up of the chronicle of the events of 1852 caused by the death of Gogol. The work used numerous memoirs, epistolary, diary materials, documentary archival evidences. Certain information, in particular, the dating of more than ten letters, received the necessary clarifications. Data on each day of Gogol’s life make up a separate analytical description, with its own bibliography and the necessary chronological references. The volume is accompanied by a route indicator (a geographical outline of Gogol’s life and work), which allows you to visually represent the writer’s movements. The publication is of an encyclopedic, final nature. Like the contents of other volumes of the chronicle, this is the most complete coverage of the life and work of Gogol for the years indicated at the present time. The consolidated index (to all volumes of the edition) has more than nine thousand names (more than one hundred and twenty thousand references).


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