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The Way-Road According to Dante and N. V. Gogol: "The Divine Comedy" and "Dead Souls"
Two centuries of the Russian classics
N. V. Gogol loved Italy, was fluent in Italian and created "Dead Souls" mainly in Rome. The article notes that Chichikov's journey in the poem "Dead Souls" partly echoes the journey presented by Dante in "The Divine Comedy." The poems of Dante and Gogol begin with the image of road, each of the works has its own guide and direction of movement. But if in Dante's work the movement is vertical, in "Dead Souls" it is horizontal. The article proves that Dante's journey, although an incrediblydoi:10.22455/2686-7494-2022-4-1-58-67 doaj:2587057d051d4fda9580cdeb33d8bcfc fatcat:iulvyv2zs5fj7m6l7rxqqesb3e