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Гоголевата креативна памет: още веднъж за птицата-тройка…..
Gogol’s creative memory: Bird-troika revisited

Author(s): Radosvet Kolarov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН
Keywords: ‘The Diary of a Madman’; ‘Taras Bulba’;‘Dead Souls’; bird-troika motif; Gogol

Summary/Abstract: The present essay attempts to find a new approach to the investigation of the famous lyrical digression and the motif of bird-troika in the finale to the first volume of ‘Dead Souls’. The genealogy of this motif is not sought in the borrowing from foreign poetical sources but in the working of a deep motif scheme determining the generation and the transformations of certain texts in Gogol’s oeuvre and the writer’s memory of them. The bird-troika motif is examined as a complex integration of the finales of ‘The Diary of a Madman’ and ‘Taras Bulba’ in the finale to volume one of ‘Dead Souls’.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 28-46
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian