Predatory portraiture : Goethe's Faust and the literary vampire in Gogol's [P]opmpem and Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray

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Title: Predatory portraiture : Goethe's Faust and the literary vampire in Gogol's [P]opmpem and Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Anderson, Matthew Neil, 1983-
Abstract: Despite the fact that there seems to be no direct link between the works of Nikolai Gogol and those of Oscar Wilde, Gogol’s novella, Портрет (The Portrait) and Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, share many elements in common, most notably the device of the predatory portrait. This report explores the parallels that exist between these two texts and argues that they mutually derive from elements found in Goethe’s Faust and the trope of the literary vampire.
Department: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Subject: Gogol Wilde Goethe Vampire Literature Dorian Gray The portrait Faust Russian literature English literature German literature Supernatural fiction Comparative literature The double Narcissism Predation Victimization Portraiture Portraiture in literature Aesthetics
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2171
Date: 2010-12

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