The enigmas of “The Vij” and the plot developments in Gogol’s Ukrainian fairy-talesDownload paper
PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher at the Chair of Foreign Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russiae-mail: email@example.com
Section: History of Journalism
Although Gogol has settled “The Vij” outside the “Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka”, this mysterious story literally crowns his Ukrainian fairy-tales, drawing together all their major plot elements. Therefore my investigation is aimed at tracing the development of Gogol`s plot structures from the “Evenings” to “The Vij”. The movement towards the “origins” may help us explain some enigmas of the latter.