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Sculpture, Painting and Music

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Translation: Deborah Hoffman

Fall 2015
Page 45   ( 5 pages)

Summary: 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.

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