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The Library of Surochek
The Library of Surochek rated it 7 years ago
Gogol is not only "recognized as one of the greatest Russian writers", he is also considered to be the first Realist. His works mark the boundary between the Romantics who preceded him (Pushkin, Lermontov in particular), and the heavy hitters Dostoevksy and Tolstoy.Village Evenings Near Dikanka is a...
carey rated it 9 years ago
I really enjoyed these unusual, entertaining and surreal stories. Brilliant writer with an even more brilliant imagination. I particularly liked the Overcoat. Recommended to anyone who likes the bizarre!
mashahsam rated it 10 years ago
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 11 years ago
This is a very early work by Gogol'.He was just 22 and already very brilliant when wrote these two books of Ukrainian tales now recollected in a single edition.Apparently these "Village Evenings Near Dikanka and Mirgorod" don't have that much to share with most of the following production by this au...
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