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ISBN-10: 0802131581

ISBN-13: 9780802131584

Edition: 1989

Authors: Andrei Biely, John Cournos

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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/25/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Nikolai Gogol was born in 1809 in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochintsy. Seeking literary fame, he went to St. Petersburg at 18 to self-publish an epic poem; it was so ridiculed he fled the city. He eventually returned and began writing stories influenced by Ukrainian folklore. Collected as Evenings on a Farm Near Dilanka, they were an enormous success. New friends including Pushkin encouraged him, and in stories such as “The Overcoat” and “The Nose,” and novels such asDead Souls, he developed a bitter realism mixed with ironic humor and surprisingly prescient surrealism. In 1836, fearing he’d offended the tsar with his satirical playThe Inspector…