Burmistova S.V. Functions of the Apostolic Text in Nikolay Gogolʼs “Selected Places from Correspondence with Friends”
The article deals with the peculiarities of the reception of the Apostolic text in the book of Gogol: the forms of its embodiment (quotations, allusions, reminiscences, etc.) and the mechanisms of its functioning are revealed, its significance in the construction of the author’s self-description model and the concept of Russian reality are determined. The article also clarifies the concept of “the Apostolic text”, denotes its specific content in theological and literary aspects. Typical for the Apostolic discourse images and motives (teacher and disciple, preacher, brotherhood, etc.), doctrinal provisions, style are actualized in the content and structure of the final book of Gogol. The Apostolic text, acting as the core of the biblical semiosphere in the book of Gogol , as a rule, is interpreted by Gogol in the context of the old and new Testament books, which emphasizes the closeness of the writer’s thinking of the patristic tradition, and also creates complex allusive connections and a multi-level system of communication in the narrative.
Nikolay Gogol, the Apostolic text, reception, allusion, biblical semiosphere, Christian axiology, universal prose, patristic tradition