Nikolai Gogol's "Pre-notification for Those Who Would Like to Play 'The Government Inspector' Properly": New Dating

Igor Vinogradov, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature, RAS
2021 Stephanos Peer reviewed multilanguage scientific journal  
The article is devoted to the history of author's comments to Gogol's comedy "The Inspector General" – the article "Pre-notification for those who would like to play 'The Government Inspector' properly". In refutation of the traditional dating attributing this work, without substantial arguments, to 1846, the author cites a number of facts that indicate that the origin of the "Pre-notification..." is connected with the history of Gogol's creation in late December 1840 – February 1841 second
more » ... ary 1841 second edition of "The Government Inspector".
doi:10.24249/2309-9917-2021-47-3-42-56 fatcat:3itmlalgjfh5vjrmgzbvlrkfm4