О щах, бараньем боке, блинах и прочих кулинарных изделиях в поэме Н. В. Гоголя «Мертвые души»: …всё вынесут русские желудки
This article focuses on the recurring food imagery in the Gogol’s poem “Dead Souls”. More specifically, the publication defines these images in terms of evaluative criteria according to the dish properties given in formof sensations, performed actions, and opinions expressed by the subject of evaluation. At the same time, the dishes depicted in the novel do more than describe some subjective taste experiences, or Russian cooking in the specified period of time. It is also a panegyric to the Russian appetite and stomach, symbolically reinterpreted – in addition to their physical interpretation – as a symbolic equiv-alent of the endless possibilities for transforming the world by the “gentlemen of the middling sort”.