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Hermitage Publishers, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 240 pages
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"Gogol's subjective disharmony, his inner contradictions, may have been to some extent conditioned by the objective contradictions, social, cultural or national, to which he was exposed," writes the author of this biographical study, a former professor of Columbia University Leon Stilman. "But it is likely that they were largely independent of such conditioning. His main conflict was a conflict within himself; it appears in the form of a demand for ever-increasing, and finally impossible, achievement, made by an imperious force within him - a powerful urge, at once creative and self-destructive." The book was edited by Galina Stilman and published in cooperation with Columbia University.

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