“I Avoided the Factual Side...”: Fiction and Document in “Frigate Pallada”

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Abstract

This article aims at questioning the widely accepted view that Ivan Goncharov’s narrative «Frigate Pallas» is a truthful account of his tour around the world. «Frigate Pallas» should not be used as a “document”, as Goncharov himself did not treat his narrative as non-fiction. More to the point, the very structure of the author’s choice (letters to friends) let Goncharov communicate an ideological message, which needs to be carefully and scrupulously deciphered.
Translated title of the contribution"Избегал фактической стороны...": Вымысел и документ во "Фрегате Паллада"
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGoncharov in the Twenty-First Century
EditorsIngrid Kleespies , Lyudmila Parts
PublisherAcademic Studies Press
Pages155–166
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781644696989
StatePublished - 2021

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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