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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 (1900–73) • Viewing guide – Circle – Demons – Viy – Who looks at whom?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course RUSS 0090 taught by Professor Lankapánková during the Spring '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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