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Outline Gogol′ “Viy” Fairy Tales and Folklore What is the story about? What isn’t it about? Features Viy (Film, 1967) “Viy” and Fairy Tales
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Gogol′ Nikolai Vasil′evich Gogol′ (1809–52) Born in Ukraine, lived in St. Petersburg and abroad Prose (short stories, novel), drama The Inspector General (1836) Dead Souls (1842) Satire, the fantastic, the grotesque
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Gogol′ Ol′ga Bulgakova (b. 1951)
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“Viy” and Fairy Tales Story from collection Mirgorod (1835) Parallels with tales “The Sorceress” (Afanas′ev 567–68) “The Enchanted Princess” (Afanas′ev 600–11) Church setting and demonism “The Vampire” (Afanas′ev 593–98)
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Issues What is the story about? What isn’t it about?
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Unformatted text preview: What are the key events in the story? Which features are important and which are unimportant? What does the story ultimately tell us about the world and the place of humans in it? What is the dominant atmosphere in the story? Features Power of gaze and word Religion vs folkloric evil Witch Rusalka Petty demons Viy Fairy-tale motifs include: Riding Three-night vigil Witch Rusalka Vampire Circle as prophylaxis Sexual initiation Viy (Film) 1967 Directors Georgi Kropachyov (b. 1930) Aleksandr Ptushko (190073) Viewing guide Circle Demons Viy Who looks at whom?...
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