Classification – name: Literary studies
Author: Igor A. Vinogradov
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70 х 100 1/16
Pages: 864
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: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 21-112-00001
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0659-8
Year of publication: 2021
Date of publication: 03.07.2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Igor’ A. Vinogradov. N.V. Gogol and censorship. The Relationship of the Artist and the Authorities as Key Problem of Gogol's Heritage. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 864 p. (In Russian).


The publication was carried out with financial support of Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR) Project № 21-112-00001


A monographic study dedicated to the study of censorship stories of Gogol's works. It is a comprehensive, analytical review of problems related to the relationship between the artist and the authorities, literature and statehood. The work analyzes in detail the nature and consistent logic of the work of specific censors with Gogol's works; the difference between the spiritual and moral denunciation of the satirist writer and the radical political propaganda of his time is revealed. Particular attention is paid to the relation to the stories of the censored passage of Gogol's works by their creator himself. The publication is encyclopedic in nature.

About the author:

Igor A. Vinogradov, DSc in Philology, Director of Research, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya  25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


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Keywords: Russian literature, Nikolai Gogol, biography, creativity, censorship, author's intention, interpretations.