Nikolai Gogol by Vladimir Nabokov

Nikolai Gogol Paperback Jan 17 1961

By Vladimir Nabokov
This product is not available.
View all 3 formats and editions
Paperback
Unavailable
Book
$19.74 USD

Nikolai Gogol was one of the great geniuses of nineteenth century Russian literature, with a command of the irrational unmatched by any writer before or since. His strange tales, though often read as forceful demands for social change, were displays of the fantasies of the human spirit. In this ideal marriage of subject and critic, Nabokov analyses his endlessly inventive compatriot, focusing on the masterpieces Dead Souls, The Overcoat and The Government Inspector. Misunderstood by his contemporaries, mishandled by theatre directors and ending his life mistreated by doctors - with medicinal leeches hanging from his exceptional nose - it took Nabokov to give Gogol, 'the oddest Russian in Russia', the critical biography he and his singular, brilliant work deserve.

Need Help?

Shipping Information Bookwitty Returns and Exchanges

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date
Jan 17 1961
Language
English
Pages
172
ISBN-13
9780811201209
ISBN-10
0811201201
Weight
210g
Dimensions
132.0mm x 203.0mm

Categories