Your Librarians recommend:

This is what our librarians presented to us in the bibliographical information session--a link to links to everything crucial!


Major Slavic Journals


  • Russian Literature
  • Russian Literature Triquarterly
  • Russian Review
  • Slavic and East European Journal
  • Slavonic and East European Review
  • Slavic Review
  • Soviet Literature
    These are some of the journals our library subscribes to.
Web resources


Under construction--some random sites that seemed pertinent to our course! Please e-mail me good sites you find on Russian literature in general, but especially on Dostoevsky or Gogol!

    A huge website for "Christian Stange's Dostoevsky Research Station" with lots of links (among other things, to 200 Dostoevsky sites, major and minor), quotations about Dostoevsky, discussion groups, etc. etc. (includes the Middlebury bibliography




Published scholarly sources

There are too many sources on these authors for any kind of complete listing here. The following are some (rather randomly selected) top sources, many of which come with good bibliographies for further reading:

Basic bibliograsphy:
Gogol: A Bibliography
, compiled and ed. by Philip E. Frantz, Ann Arbor, Ardis, 1989 (obviously much research has appeared since!)

Barratt, Andrew, “Plot as Paradox: The Case of Gogol’s Shinel',” New Zealand Slavonic Journal 2
(1979): ?-?
Bernheimer, Charles, “Cloaking the Self: The Literary Space of Gogol’s ‘The Overcoat,’” PMLA 90:1
(1975): 53–61
Erlich, Victor, Gogol, New Haven, Yale U P, 1969
Fanger, Donald, The Creation of Nikolai Gogol, Cambridge, Harvard U P, 1979.
Fusso, Susanne and Priscilla Meyer, eds., Essays on Gogol: Logos and the Russian Word, ed. Evanston, Northwestern UP, 1992
Gippius, V. V., Gogol, ed. and trans. Robert Maguire, Ann Arbor, Ardis, 1981
Graffy, Julian, Gogol’s The Overcoat, London, 2000
Gregg, Richard, “The Writer and His Quiff: How Young Gogol Sought to Shape His Public Image,” Russian
63 (January 2004): ?-?
Hammarberg, Gitta, "Sartor Resartus: Gogol’s Overcoats," The Russian Review 67 (July 2008): 2–21
Karlinsky, Simon, The Sexual Labyrinth of Nikolai Gogol Chicago, 1992
Lahti, Katherine, “Artificiality and Nature in Gogol’s Dead Souls,”
in Fusso & Meyer, eds., pp.??
Lavrin, Janko, Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852): A Centenary Survey, NY, Russell & Russell, 1951
Maguire, Robert A., ed., Gogol From the Twentieth Century, ed. Princeton, Princeton UP, 1974
Maguire, Robert A., Exploring Gogol, Stanford UP, 1994
Nabokov, Vladimir, Nikolai Gogol, Norfolk, 1944
Obolensky, Alexander P., Food-Notes on Gogol, Winnipeg, 1972
Peace, Richard, The Enigma of Gogol: An Examination of the Writings of N. V. Gogol and Their Place in
the Russian Literary Tradition,
Cambridge UP, 1981
Popkin, Cathy, The Pragmatics of Insignificance: Chekhov, Zoshchenko, Gogol, Stanford UP, 1993
Spieker, Sven, ed., Gøgøl: Exploring Absence. Negativity in 19th-Century Russian Literature, Bloomington, Slavica, 1999
Trahan, Elizabeth, ed. Gogol’s “Overcoat”: An Anthology of Critical Essays, Ann Arbor, Ardis, 1982


Bakhtin, Mikhail, Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics, ed. and tr. Caryl Emerson, Manchester UP, 1983.
Belknap, Robert L., The Genesis of The Brothers Karamazov, Northwestern UP, 1990
Bloom, Harold, ed., Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Modern Critical Interpretations. NY, Chelsea House, 1988
Busch, R. L. Humor in the Major Novels of F. M. Dostoevsky, Slavica, 1987
Fanger, Donald, Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism, Chicago, U of Chicago P, 1965
Frank, Joseph, Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Refvolt, 1821-1849, Princeton UP, 1976
------------------, Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859, Princeton UP, 1983
------------------, Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-65, Princeton UP, 1986
------------------, Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871, Princeton UP, 1995
------------------, Dostoevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871-1881, Princeton UP, 2002
[Frank's magnificent obsession is the most authoritative and smartest of all "life and works" texts on D, GH]
Goldstein, David I., Dostoevsky and the Jews, U of Texas Press, 1981
Holquist, Michael, Dostoevsky and the Novel, Princeton, Princeton UP, 1977
Jackson, Robert Louis, The Art of Dostoevsky: Deliriums and Nocturnes, Princeton UP, 1981
----------------------------, ed., Twentieth-Century Interpretations of 'Crime and Punishment': A Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice-Hall, 1974
Jones, Malcom V., Dostoevsky After Bakhtin: Readings in Dostoevsky's Fantastic Realism, Cambridge UP, 1990
Jones, Malcom V, and Terry, G. M., eds, New Essays on Dostoevsky, Cambridge UP, 1983
Kjetsaa, Geir, Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Writer's Life, tr.Siri Hustvedt and David McDuff, NY, Viking Press, 1987
Leatherbarrow, W. J., Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov, Cambridge UP, 1992
Leatherbarrow, W. J., ed., The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevsky, Cambridge UP, 2002
Meyer, Priscilla and Stephen Rudy, eds., Dostoevsky and Gogol, Ann Arbor, Ardis, 1979
Mikhailovsky, Nikolai K, A Cruel Talent: An Essay on Dostoevsky, tr. Spencer V. Cadmus, Jr, Ann Arbor, Ardis,1978
Mochulsky, Konstantin, Dostoevsky: His Life and Work, tr. Michael A. Minihan, Princeton UP, 1967
Morson, Gary Saul, The Boundaries of Genre: Dostoevsky's 'Diary of a Writer' and the Traditions of Literary Utopia, U of Texas P, 1981
-----------------------, Narrative Freedom: The Shadows of Time, Yale UP, 1994
Murav, Harriet, Holy Foolishness: Dostoevsky's Novels and the Poetics of Cultural Critique, Stanford UP, 1992
Passage, Charles E., Character Names in Dostoevsky's Fiction, Ann Arbor, Ardis, 1982.
Peace, Richard, Dostoyevsky: An Examination of the Major Novels, Cambridge UP, 1971
Perlina, Nina, Varieties of Poetic Utterance: Quotation in 'The Brothers Karamazov', Lanham, University press of America, 1985.
Rowe, William Woodin, Dostoevsky: Child and man in his Works, NYUP, 1968
Wasiolek, Edward, Dostoevsky: The Major Fiction, Cambridge, The MIT Press,1964
Wellek, René, ed., Dostoevsky: A Collection of Critical Essays, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, 1962.

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