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Abstract: Research of body esthetics in Gogol's works, that started by formalists in 1920-s, continues in the article. The scientist focused his attention on one of the most specific body existence signal - a grimace. The author identifies typology, semantics and methods of making grimace in Gogol's narration, and specifies its functioning. Special problem is a question about etymology of the principles of embodiment used by Gogol; different researchers' points of view are given. Scientists speak about importance of baroque (in its Italian version) esthetics in interpretation paradigm of grimace in Gogol's prose.
Key words: GOGOL, NARRATION, PHYSICALITY, GRIMACE, TYPOLOGY, ETYMOLOGY OF AESTHETICS, BAROQUE

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Neminuschiy, A. N. Grimace of Body Language in Gogol's Prose / A. N. Neminuschiy // Philological Class. – 2009. – №2 (22). – P. 12-14.