"I venerate before genius"

  • T. N. Lebedinskaya professor, candidate of philosophical sciences, employee of the library of the RAS (St. Petersburg)
Keywords: cooperation of cultures, cosmopolitanism, evrocentrizm


The article is devoted one of most problematic, in the plan of scientific analysis, concepts – to evrocentrizmu. On the example of "Arabesques" and other artistic works of N. V. Gogol presents this flow as distorted point of view, supported during ages self-seeking interests of Europeans and narrow-mindedness of their knowledges about East.


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2. Gogol N. V. (1976). Sobranie sochinenii. [Collected Works] Hudojestvennaya literatura – Fiction 1976–1979. (Vols. 1–7; Vol. 1.) Moskva: Ganc Kyuhelgarten. [in Russian].
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How to Cite
Lebedinskaya, T. N. “"I Venerate before Genius"”. Literature and Culture of Polissya, Vol. 95, no. 12f, July 2019, pp. 17-23, doi:10.31654/2520-6966-2019-12f-95-17-23.
On the occasion of Gogol’s 210 birthday anniversary