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Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature 51

Thin Culture, High Art

Gogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America

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ISBN 9780674023826

Publication Date: 02/28/2007


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Books without Literature: Russia and America, Writers and Institutions, 1800-1850
  • Part One: First Writings and Institutional Negotiations
    • 1. Early Gogol in Early Print Culture
    • 2. Hawthorne before “Hawthorne”
  • Part Two: Thin Culture, High Art
    • 1. Shallow Readers and Deep Meanings in Dead Souls
    • 2. History, Vision, and “Ocular Relations” in The House of the Seven Gables
  • Part Three: Tradition and Modernity, or, What Gogol and Hawthorne found in Rome
    • 1. Gogol in the Metropolis of Print
    • 2. Hawthorne’s Rome: Copies, Excess, and “Humbug” in The Marble Faun
  • Epilogue: Canonization, Influence, Judgment
  • Notes
  • Index

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