Gogol and the Geographical Imagination of Romanticism
The book presents an exploration of the initial stage of the emergence and development of modern geographical imagination in Russia. It deals with a period of the intellectual life around 1830's when a new paradigm of geography that arose from German Romanticism was adopted by Russian men of letters. The book focuses on the creative work of Nikolai Gogol who was the first in Russia to grasp and describe a new approach to the science of geography in his article „Some Thoughts on the Teaching on the Geography to Children" (1831). The book presents the archeology of Gogol's geographical ideas and analysis of the intertexual relations between the author's fiction and geographical sources he used.