Moscow University Press
On the Secret of ‘Woe’. A.S. Griboyedov and His Ageless Comedy

On the Secret of ‘Woe’. A.S. Griboyedov and His Ageless Comedy

К тайне «Горя». А. С. Грибоедов и его бессмертная комедия.
ISBN: 5-211-04390-1 publication date: 2001 format: 60х90 1/16 pages': 96

For school and gymnasium teachers, high school students, university entrants, philology specialists, and literature-lovers.


Books in the ‘Rereading the Classics’ series give a modern analysis of the works that form part of school literature curricula. This is the first attempt to provide a detailed insight into the spiritual, moral and religious aspects of the art of 19th and 20th century Russian writers. The series is offered as the basis of modern knowledge about Russian literature, which is necessary for high school students to pass school-leaving examinations and to gain admission to any institution of higher learning. In this manual, a modern critic re-reads the Griboyedov comedy. Since Russian classical literature in the spiritual basis is traditionally Christ-centered, the image of Christ is invisibly present in the work and there is that unshakable, absolute reference point which should be considered when analyzing the images of characters, their characters and deeds. Referring to the text of the comedy and the biography of Griboyedov, the author proves that the new reading of the comedy corresponds to the true deep design of the author in his timeless work ‘Woe from Wit’.

To cite this article
Bazhenov A.M. On the Secret of ‘Woe’. A.S. Griboyedov and His Ageless Comedy. — Moscow: Moscow University Press, 2001. — 96 p.
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Bazhenov A.M.