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NIKOLAI GOGOL (1809-1852), in his many literary works, combined whimsically fantastic images from Ukrainian folklore with his own mystical theories, by way of describing the multifaceted nature of Russian life, with all its absurdities, at the same time hoping his works would awaken the morality of his readers.
Chtenia:Fall 2015 Written in 1834 and published the next year in Gogol’s collection of essays Arabesques, this brief statement compares and ranks the three titular arts. Curiously, Gogol pays little attention to verbal art, focusing instead on the transcendent qualities he sees in music. Author: Nikolai Gogol Translator:Deborah Hoffman