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When you look back to the Golden Era of Russian Literature, Nikolai Gogol is like the odd man out You have the romanticism of Pushkin, the philosophical depth found in Dostoyevsky, complex examinations of Russian society in Tolstoy, the realist style of Turgenev and then you have the satirical and farcical works of Gogol It s funny because Gogol s stories fit ever so comfortably amongst the twentieth century Russian literature, where satirical stories were rampant due to Soviet censors It s ever so comfortable because you don t need to consciously place your mind in nineteenth century Russia to read Gogol Somehow he places it for you, without any extended visual sequences needed You are just there, in amongst the surrealism, the farce, the political satire, the absurdism, the quirkiness, the sadness, the self awareness Gogol effortlessly transports you on a literary odyssey like no other literature from that era It s all these qualities that keeps Gogol s stories so fresh, timeless and hilarious It s understandable that without Gogol we would have no Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Bulgakov, Platonov and so many other different writers Soviet writers of the early twentieth century, especially during Stalin s regime, can only thank Gogol for writing socially and politically charged satires and managing to get away with them Let s not forget that there were strict censors even during the nineteenth century, especially during Gogol s lifetimeI confess I felt deeply troubled when I considered how unusually delicate and insubstantial the moon is The moon, as everyone knows, is usually made in Hamburg, and they make a complete hash of it I m surprised that the English don t do something about it The moon is manufactured by a lame cooper, and it s obvious the idiot has no idea what it should be made of The materials he uses are tarred rope and linseed oil That s why there s such a terrible stink all over the earth, which makes us stop our noses up And it also explains why the moon is such a delicate sphere, and why people can t live there only noses For this reason we can t see our own noses any , as they re all on the moon Gogol, Diary of a Madman Diary of a Madman, The Nose and The Overcoat are probably his very best short stories, and all stylistically very different from one another Utilising the diary format, the protagonist, Poprishchin, in Diary of a Madman challenges governmental bureaucracy and upper society in a hilarious and somewhat sad satire of a delusional man simply wanting to be noticed in the world, echoing the world we live in today Some of literature s funniest lines can be found in Diary of a Madman The Nose is a complete farce, an almost proto Kafkaesque and self aware journey of a man whose nose has mysteriously fallen off his face, and his travels around St Petersburg to find it The Overcoat completely changes tone into a gloomy, atmospheric tale of perception and troubled consciences, all revolving around an overcoat Still, Gogol retains his trademark absurdism and structured prose, in an all round fantastic collection of his short stories Gogol is simply one of Russia s greatest writers. The diary of a madman It s a 4,5 One of the finest short stories i have ever read I loved it 3 60 1 3. ,. If you are a reader of taste and discernment, a reader who values their time, you could do worse than pick up this little volume of tales by Nikolai Gogol How many books of a merely 231 pages can offer you four masterpieces three short stories, one novella and one delightful, expertly crafted short story that might convince you it was a masterpiece too if you had discovered it almost anywhere except in this august company From the first, Gogol was an outsider Ukrainian born but descended from Cossacks a gentleman but of the lesser gentry fiercely ambitious, but moody and solitary, his schoolmates called him our mysterious dwarf His early work was a series of Ukrainian stories, but his mother had to help him research the details, for he had only a little knowledge of his own history His later tales are set in St Petersburg, the governmental capital of Russia, from whose closely regulated social hierarchy he felt alienated, and which he held in great contempt Still an outsider, he was a Ukrainian in a Russian world Fortunately, though, St Petersburg recognized great work when they saw it Pushkin admired him, his play The Government Inspector was a success, and Gogol was welcomed into the literary world.The tale of Gogol s life grows darker from then on, but all the works in this small volume are taken from this early period Taras Bulba is a romantic epic in miniature, an account of the Cossack people at war with the Poles, filled with savagery and heroism The other masterpieces here are all taken from his St Petersburg Tales, ironic depictions of petty men obsessed with their position in a bureaucratic hierarchy in the ghostly tale The Overcoat perhaps the greatest of the works here a bureaucrat seeks and loses a new coat to uphold his declining status in the surrealistic work The Nose, a bureaucrat s own nose abandons him, and goes off to seek social status on its own and in wildly funny and pathetic The Diary of a Madman, a bureaucratic clerk obsessively in love with his employer s daughter disintegrates into increasingly delusions The other tale, the comically anti climactic The Carriage, though it is set in a little town where the cavalry is stationed and features a local landowner and former cavalryman, is filled with same concerns for social status as The St Petersburg Tales The translation here is a good one, and flows easily I didn t find the afterward by Priscilla Meyer all that helpful But at least it is mercifully brief.
was born in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochyntsi, in Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire, present day Ukraine His mother was a descendant of Polish nobility His father Vasily Gogol Yanovsky, a descendant of Ukrainian Cossacks, belonged to the petty gentry, wrote poetry in Russian and Ukrainian, and was an amateur Ukrainian language playwright who died when Gogol was 15 years old.In 1820 Gogol went to a school of higher art in Nizhyn and remained there until 1828 It was there that he began writing Very early he developed a dark and secretive disposition, marked by a painful self consciousness and boundless ambition Equally early he developed an extraordinary talent for mimicry which later on made him a matchless reader of his own works.In 1828, on leaving school, Gogol came to Petersburg He had hoped for literary fame and brought with him a Romantic poem of German idyllic life Ganz K chelgarten He had it published, at his own expense, under the name of V Alov The magazines he sent it to almost universally derided it He bought all the copies and destroyed them, swearing never to write poetry again.Gogol was one of the first masters of the short story, alongside Alexander Pushkin, Prosper M rim e, E T A Hoffmann, and Nathaniel Hawthorne He was in touch with the literary aristocracy , and was taken up by Vasily Zhukovsky and Pyotr Pletnyov, and in 1831 was introduced to Pushkin.In 1831, he brought out the first volume of his Ukrainian stories Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka , which met with immediate success He followed it in 1832 with a second volume, and in 1835 by two volumes of stories entitled Mirgorod, as well as by two volumes of miscellaneous prose entitled Arabesques At this time, Gogol developed a passion for Ukrainian history and tried to obtain an appointment to the history department at Kiev University His fictional story Taras Bulba, based on the history of Ukrainian cossacks, was the result of this phase in his interests Between 1832 and 1836 Gogol worked with great energy, though almost all his work has in one way or another its sources in his four years of contact with Pushkin Only after the presentation, on 19 April 1836, of his comedy The Government Inspector Revizor that he finally came to believe in his literary vocation.From 1836 to 1848 he lived abroad, travelling throughout Germany and Switzerland, as well as spending the winter of 1836 1837 in Paris.Pushkin s death produced a strong impression on Gogol His principal work during years following Pushkin s death was the satirical epic Dead Souls Concurrently, he worked at other tasks recast Taras Bulba and The Portrait, completed his second comedy, Marriage Zhenitba , wrote the fragment Rome and his most famous short story, The Overcoat.After the triumph of Dead Souls, Gogol came to be regarded as a great satirist who lampooned the unseemly sides of Imperial Russia However, Dead Souls was but the first part of a counterpart to The Divine Comedy The first part represented the Inferno the second part was to depict the gradual purification and transformation of the rogue Chichikov under the influence of virtuous publicans and governors Purgatory.His last years were spent in restless movement throughout the country He intensified his relationship with a church elder, Matvey Konstantinovsky He seems to have strengthened in Gogol the fear of perdition by insisting on the sinfulness of all his imaginative work His health was undermined by exaggerated ascetic practices and he fell into a state of deep depression On the night of 24 February 1852, he burned some of his manuscripts, which contained most of the second part of Dead Souls He explained this as a mistake, a practical joke played on him by the Devil Soon thereafter, he took to bed, refused all food, and died in great pain nine days later.
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