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Ekateria G. Paderina

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Ekaterina G. Paderina — DSc in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya St., 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: info@imli.ru 


Philological sciences




Vol. 50


pp. 165–177


Date of publication

December 28, 2018

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On the verge of Gogol’s 210-th anniversary our knowledge of his manuscripts and autographs is still incomplete. A part of works had been published basing on the first edition’s text, while many letters — after copies made by contemporaries while traces of some manuscripts had been lost in the turbulent years of Russia’s history. Even author’s legacy in the form of handwritten works that got into state archives in 19th century leaves room for questions. The paper adresses questions and highlights challenges associated with the fate of Gogol’s drafts, their publications and new archives` acquisitions. “Registry of Gogol’s draft papers”, provided now, lists papers that were send by Gogol’s heirs to Moscow for the 10-th publication of his works, is currently intact and preserved in N. S. Tikhonravov’s fund in the Department of manuscripts of the Russian State Library. This document sheds light on one obscure circumstance from the history of Gogol’s manuscripts preservation. 


Gogol, manuscripts, drafts, publications, archival materials, comments.


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