The Living Corpse (novel)

The Living Corpse (Russian: Живой труп) is a Gothic novel written by Vladimir Odoevsky in 1838 and published in 1844.

Written in the first-person, it is the story of Vasilii Kuz'mich Aristidov, who wakes up one morning to find himself a ghost.[1] A work of social satire, it reads on a number of levels, and can be considered a vehicle for Odoevsky's own philosophical ideas.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics: Collected Essays by Neil Cornwell
  2. ^ Cornwell, N. (1998). Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics: Collected Essays. Berghahn Books. p. 13. ISBN 9781571819079. Retrieved 2015-05-14.