World Literature. Nikolay Gogol

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World Literature. Nikolay Gogol

World Literature. Nikolay Gogol

“World literature” series presents the works by the dramatist, novelist and satirist Nikolai Gogol. “Taras Bulba”, “The Overcoat” (Shinel), “The Inspector General” (Revizor) are respectively included in the book. These works are of major significance not only in Russian and Ukrainian literature, but in the history of world literature.

Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol (31 March [O.S. 19 March] 1809 – 4 March [O.S. 21 February] 1852) was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether or not Gogol was of their respective nationalities.

Considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, later critics have found in Gogol's work a fundamentally romantic sensibility, with strains of Surrealism and the grotesque ("The Nose", "Viy", "The Overcoat," "Nevsky Prospekt"). His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture and folklore.[13][14] His later writing satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire (The Government Inspector, Dead Souls), leading to his eventual exile. The novel Taras Bulba (1835) and the play Marriage (1842), along with the short stories "Diary of a Madman", "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich", "The Portrait" and "The Carriage", round out the tally of his best-known works.
Author(s) Nikolay Gogol
Language(s) Armenian
Publisher(s) Edit Print
Year 2014
Pages 286
Binding paperback
Printing Black & White
ISBN 9789939529110

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