• One large steppe for Russian authorship: Gogol's troika of settings

      Fleharty, Ryan; Carr, Richard; Burleson, Derick; Mamoon, Trina (2011-08)
      This exploration of Gogol's works focuses on the three major setting-related phases of his writing career: the Ukrainian beginnings, his Petersburg tales, and the provincial Russian towns that populated his final works. His choice and execution of settings is correlated to the development of a sophisticated Russian readership clamoring for a national literature, and in attempting to generate one through his works, Gogol joins the other canonical Russian authors by tackling the central problem of 19th century Russian literature: the identity and future of the Russian nation.