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STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA 10, 2007
Evel Gasparini. From Russian Literature to Slavic Ethnology
A quarter of a century has passed since the death of Evel Gasparini (1900–1982), a prominent Italian Slavicist and anthropologist. Presenting his life and work, this article focuses on his interest in art and in ideas of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and, on the other hand, on his passionate research of cultural history and Slavic ethnology, of their development, and of their mature stages. Gasparini had obtained considerable helpful assistance from South Slavic ethnographers such as Milko Matičetov and others.
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