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2022 №24

Author: Anna S. Sholokhova (text prep. and comment.)
About the author:

Anna S. Sholokhova — PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.


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The author of the article publishes autograph of N.V. Gogol’s story “The Old World Landowners” — the earliest edition of the text — for the first time. This is the only handwritten source, which is different mainly stylistically from the printed version of “Mirgorod” (1835). At the same time, numerous amendments, corrections and additions made in the process of text transformation clearly demonstrate the nature of Gogol's work. The footnotes show the revision canceled by Gogol in the manuscript.

Keywords: Russian literature, Gogol, “The Old World Landowners,” textology, academic edition.
For citation:

Gogol, N.V. “‘The Old World Landowners.’ Autograph,” text prep. and comment. by A.S. Sholokhova. Literaturnyi fakt, no. 2 (24), 2022, pp. 8–36. (In Russ.) 


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