Edited and translated by Ronald Wilks, this new collection of Gogol's shorter writings skilfully captures the savage wit of the original works.
Diary of a madman, the government inspector and selected stories
Robert Maguire's introduction considers recurrent themes and explores Gogol's influence on realism. This edition also includes detailed notes, a publishing history for each story and a chronology. Nikolai Gogol was born in the Ukraine. His experience of St Petersburg life informed a savagely satirical play, The Government Inspector, and a series of brilliant short stories including Nevsky Prospekt and Diary of a Madman.
For over a decade, Gogol laboured on his comic epic Dead Souls - before renouncing literature and burning parts of the manuscript shortly before he died. Byatt, author of Possession.
Passar bra ihop. Nose Nikolay Gogol. Ladda ned. Dead Souls Nikolay Gogol.
The Nose Nikolay Gogol. Instead, he wrote an excellent piece about Florence for the travel section, in which he recommended E.
Those two pieces inspired me to think about other novel-city pairings. Last June, The Millions ran a guest post from novelist Joan Silber, in which she detailed some of her favorite books for enriching a trip abroad.
How can you resist? London: OMG. Ready to party?
The Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, and Selected Stories (Penguin Classics)
A jaded post-colonial? Prefer to delve into immigrant life? I can think of nothing finer than New York in the hands of E. White: Here is New York.