Saturday, March 1, 2008

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (31 March 1809, - 4 March 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humourist, and dramatist. He is considered the father of modern Russian realism, but at the same time, his work is very much in the genre of romanticism. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing and identity. His more mature writing satirised the corrupt bureaucracy of the Russian Empire, leading to his exile. On his return, he immersed himself in the Orthodox Church. The novels Taras Bul'ba (1835; 1842) and Dead Souls (1842), the play The Inspector-General (1836, 1842), and the short stories Diary of a Madman, The Nose and The Overcoat (1842) are among his best known works. With their scrupulous and scathing realism, ethical criticism as well as philosophical depth, they remain some of the most important works of world literature.

[A May Evening | Dead Souls | El Abrigo | How The Two Ivans Quarrelled | La Brouille Des Deux Ivan | La Caleche | La Nariz | La Perspective Nevsky | Le Journal Dun Fou | Le Manteau Le Nez | Le Manteau | Le Nez | Le Portrait | Les Ames Mortes | Les Veillees Du Hameau Pres De Dikanka Tome I | Les Veillees Du Hameau Pres De Dikanka Tome Ii | Menage Dautrefois | Rome | St Johns Eve | Taras Bulba | Tarass Boulba | The Calash | The Cloak | The Mysterious Portrait | The Nose | Vii]

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