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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (Vintage Classics) - Nikolai Gogol, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (Vintage Classics)
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov, a brilliant translation of Nikolai Gogol’s short fiction.Collected here are Gogol’s finest tales—stories that combine the wide-eyed, credulous imagination of the... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov, a brilliant translation of Nikolai Gogol’s short fiction.Collected here are Gogol’s finest tales—stories that combine the wide-eyed, credulous imagination of the peasant with the sardonic social criticism of the city dweller—allowing readers to experience anew the unmistakable genius of a writer who paved the way for Dostoevsky and Kafka. All of Gogol’s most memorable creations are here: the minor official who misplaces his nose, the downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by the acquisition of a splendid new overcoat, the wily madman who becomes convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know. The wholly unique blend of the mundane and the supernatural that Gogol crafted established his reputation as one of the most daring and inventive writers of his time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375706158 (0375706151)
ASIN: 375706151
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 435
Edition language: English
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Unimportant Musings
Unimportant Musings rated it
5.0 Review: The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
Nikolai Gogol, based on the image results my Google search spat back, reminds me of that quietly excited classmate who's usually game to tag along with you for some mischief-making. Whoopee cushions and joy buzzers presumably hadn't been around then, so one shudders at the tricks his imagination mus...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it
Here you will meet that singular smile, the height of art, which may cause you sometimes to melt with pleasure, sometimes suddenly to see yourself lower than grass, and you hang your head. Here you will meet people discussing a concert or the weather with an extraordinary nobility and sense of their...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it
Here you will meet that singular smile, the height of art, which may cause you sometimes to melt with pleasure, sometimes suddenly to see yourself lower than grass, and you hang your head. Here you will meet people discussing a concert or the weather with an extraordinary nobility and sense of their...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol (Vintage Classics)
Gogol makes Russian lit fun and accessible. I love his writing!
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
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My first reaction to Gogol was bewilderment. It's funny, and engaging to read, but...what the hell is it about? I'm not sure what the point of "Diary of a Madman" is, although I know I enjoyed it.Pevear and Volokhonsky's intro is helpful, although it contains a number of minor spoilers. Their poin...
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