Gogol: his life and works

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  • Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852.

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Statement[by] Vsevolod Setchkarev; translated [from the German] by Robert Kramer.
LC ClassificationsPG3335 .S4213 1966
The Physical Object
Pagination vii, 264 p.
Number of Pages264
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Open LibraryOL6015199M
LC Control Number66072372

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Nikolai Gogol is one of Russia’s most famous writers, renowned for his short stories, novels, and drama. Vladimir Nabokov called him “the strangest prose-poet Russia ever produced.” Scholars Dmytro Chyzhevsky and Danylo Husar Struk say of his writing, “Gogol's works display different variations of the Romantic style and a masterly Gogol: his life and works book.

Gogol’s association with Pushkin was of great value because he always trusted his friend’s taste and criticism; moreover, he received from Pushkin the themes for his two principal works, the play Revizor (The Government Inspector, sometimes titled The Inspector General) and Dead Souls, which were important not only to Russian literature but.

As Setchkarev, a Russian-born professor of Slavic literature at Harvard, points out in his preface, both the efforts of non-Russian critics and the available translations of Gogol ""communicate only a very faint idea of what Gogol is really like as an artist."" This book, although, intended as a ""summary of the previous literary scholarship,"" rather than an original scholarly investigation.

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: Gogol: His Life and Works (): Vsevolod Setchkarev, Robert Kramer: BooksCited by: 8. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol () Ukrainian-born Russian author and dramatist is deemed by many as the Father of Russia's Golden Age of Realism.

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was born on his parents’ estate in Sorochintsi, Ukraine, on 31 March, He was the first son to. Gogol tells his story starting first at the end of the story and then goes back to tell the whole story much like The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Nikolai Gogol is known for his stories of surrealism.

He has written many plays and short stories such as The Overcoat and the play Marriage. The Nose contains four “chapters” none of which are named/5(46). Gogol: his life and works by Setchkarev, Vsevolod, 1n. Publication date Topics Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by AltheaB on Octo SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Terms of Pages: Mirgorod (Russian: «Миргород») is a collection of short stories written by Nikolai Gogol, composed between and first published in It was significantly revised and expanded by Gogol for an edition of his complete works.

The title Mirgorod is the Russian pronunciation of the name of the Ukrainian city Myrhorod and means "city of peace" in both languages. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol translated by Robert A Maguire pp, Penguin, £ Dead Souls is, was, one of my entries for Humiliation, the. Nikolai Gogol (born in Sorochyntsi, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine) - Russian writer of Ukrainian descent.

Gogol's mother was a descendant of Polish nobility. Gogol's father Vasyl Hohol-Yanovsky, a Ukrainian writer best known for his plays, died when Gogol was 15 years old/5.

InGogol brought out the first volume of his Ukrainian stories, 'Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka'. It met with immediate success, and he followed it a year later with a second volume. ‘The Nose’ is regarded as a masterwork of comic short fiction, and ‘The Overcoat’ is now seen as one of the greatest short stories ever written.

If you are familiar with Russian works, Gogol is a pure gem to read. Some works, like The Nose are a funny satire on life. Other more serious works like Dead Souls carry a serious message that is still transferable to today. I feel, one of the big crimes of modern literature is that in a moment of pure madness Gogol destroyed the sequel to Dead /5.

Gogol views his relationship with Maxine as the height of his “American-ness” so far in his life. Maxine and her parents represent what Gogol sees as the best of American culture: the interest in art and physical affection and relational openness that Gogol has never known with his own biological family.

Later ina four volume edition of Gogol's collected writings (minus Dead Souls) was brought out in Petersburg.

Among the previously unpublished works in the third volume was his last and most famous tale, ''The Overcoat.'' By then, though he was to live another decade, his creative life was virtually over.

It had lasted some twelve : $ Gogol learns that the author with his name had a miserable life and it embarrasses him to hear Mr. Lawson talk about it in front of the class.

One night, Ashima and Ashoke leave for the weekend and while they are gone, Gogol drives to a college party with his friends, Colin, Jason, and : Jhumpa Lahiri.

The subject matter of his stories varies sometimes from devils and witches to idyllic village life. His miscellaneous prose was published in a volume, titled Arabesques. The critics applauded his work for having a distinct Ukrainian voice.

Gogol’s literary work highlighted the supposed difference between Ukrainian and Russian social aspects. Nikolay Gogol - Nikolay Gogol - Creative decline: Unfortunately, having embarked upon such a soul-saving task, Gogol noticed that his former creative capacity was deserting him.

He worked on the second part of his novel for more than 10 years but with meagre results. In drafts of four chapters and a fragment of the fifth found among his papers, the negative and grotesque characters are drawn. Suddenly, it's Christmas Eve, Now single, Gogol helps his mother pack up the family home and prepare for her last Christmas Eve party.

While packing, Gogol comes across the book of Nikolai Gogol's short stories that his father gave him for his fourteenth birthday.

Now, many years later, Gogol finally begins to read the book. Eventually Gogol opts to have his name legally changed before he leaves for college. In addition to adjusting to his new name, Gogol continues with a struggle he's faced his entire life: How to relate to and maintain his Indian culture while living on American soil.5/5(5).

Because a letter from Ashima’s grandmother containing Gogol’s good name is lost in the mail, Gogol is legally given the pet name “Gogol” after the Russian author whose book saved Ashoke’s life.

Gogol’s parents try to change his name to “Nikhil” when Gogol begins. This unique eBook presents the complete FICTIONAL works of Nikolai Gogol, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material.

(4MB Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Gogol's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other works.

Read Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol’s biography, works and quotes online for free. which described the decay of the old way of life. The book also included the famous historical tale 'Taras Bulba', which showed the influence of Walter Scott.

The protagonist is a strong, heroic character, not very typical for the author's later cavalcade of. The husband of Ashima and the father of Gogol and Sonia. He works as a professor in the Boston area. He was in a horrible train accident as a young man while he was reading a work by the Russian author Gogol, and names his son after that author.

He took family seriously. Died of a heart attack midway through the book. Yet Gogol’s peculiar genius comes through most powerfully in his short stories.

By turns—or at once—funny, terrifying, and profound, the tales collected in The Nose and Other Stories are among the greatest achievements of world literature. He learns about the life of Nikolai Gogol in a literature class, and is horrified by that man’s bizarre, unhappy existence.

Ashoke gives Gogol a copy of Gogol’s stories for his fourteenth birthday, and almost tells him the story of his train accident, but holds back. Gogol hides the. Tom Swift And His GREAT OIL GUSHER book w/ Original Dust Jacket. $ + $ Shipping. Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls, Rare 1st Modern Library Edition Book w/ DJ () $ Details about Gogol His Life and Works 1st Edition/Printi ng Vsevolod Setchkarev w/Dust Rating: % positive.

Although his life with Moushumi in New York broadens, and includes people from different cultural circles, the train always connects him to Boston, and to his childhood home on Pemberton Road.

Reading. The Namesake is also a novel of reading. Many characters in the book themselves read novels. The compilation of Gogol's best prose pieces brings these great stories to life and to those, like me, who had not previously heard of Gogol, it makes me wonder why I had not heard of him before.

Thoroughly enjoyed the works and I have no doubt it will not be long until I am reading them again when in desperate need of some satire in my life. This marginalization of Gogol's life story is consistent with Nabokov's assertion that Gogol's "real life [was] the life of his books, and in them he was an actor of genius" (26).

When talking about Gogol's works, Nabokov displays a similar determination to underscore the relative inconsequentiality of their plots. named after a famous Russian writer, Gogol‟s name is a representation of his being bound to a backward Bengali heritage of which he longs to break free. Ever since his youth, Gogol‟s father, Ashoke, idolized Nikolai Gogol not only for his writing, but for the new meaning of life that he brought to him.

Nikolai Gogol‟s characters representedAuthor: Terry-Ann Dawes. “The Overcoat” by Nikolai Gogol. In Gogol’s “The Overcoat” our poor protagonist spends the entire book questing urgently for a warm new coat, in order to be spared the ridicule of his colleagues and the asperities of the Russian winter.

Ukrainian-born Russian writer. Although his early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing and identity, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature; often called the "father of modern Russian realism" he was one of the first Russian authors to criticize his country's way of life/5(5).

Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published inand widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse".

Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Dead Souls (), Russia's first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social his introduction, Robert A.

Maguire discusses Gogol's life and literary career, his depiction of Russian society, and the language and narrative techniques employed in Dead Souls. About Nikolai Gogol.

Nikolai Gogol was a Russian dramatist who was born in modern-day Ukraine. He was born in and died in His works fall under many genres, including realism, romanticism, surrealism and even the grotesque.

Some of his later works also targeted the Russian Empire. The story’s main protagonist, Gogol is the son of Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli. Growing up in a suburban town in Massachusetts, with intermittent, long trips to Calcutta, Gogol quickly becomes conscious of the difference between his parents’ culture and the world in which he lives.

Nikolai Gogol ( – ) Ukrainian-born Russian writer. Although his early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing and identity, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature; often called the "father of modern Russian realism" he was one of the /5(9).

"The Nose" is the second best known story of Gogol, after "The Overcoat". A military major discovers his nose is missing and works to recover it.

He finds the nose but it pretends to have a life of its own, as a fellow human. It in fact has a higher rank than the Major himself. A party for Gogol lovers Every year these interdisciplinary Gogol fanatics get together to celebrate their favorite author.

Nose goes If "The Overcoat" whet your appetite for more Gogol works, check out Shmoop's guide to his even weirder short story, "The Nose." It's about a nose that leaves its owner's face and develops a life of its own.

Nikolai Gogol was one of the greatest writers of the golden age of Russian Literature. As friend of the Great Aleksandr Sergeeyivich Pushkin, the Shakespeare of Russian Literature, he helped Pushkin realize his genius and at the same time wrote some of the most famous and entertaining short stories of all the Great Russian writers such as "The Diary of a Madman" (before it was a cliche' kind 5/5(5).Given that Gogol came from the rural Ukraine and later moved to the city, one might think the two types of tales reflect these different times in his life.

In fact, though, Gogol's portrayal of Ukrainian peasant life is inaccurate and largely made up by the author, despite its authentic-seeming folkloric framework/5(13).

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