Dode zielen

De humoristische schelmenroman Dode zielen (1842) verhaalt over de verarmde edelman Tsjitsjikov, die bij Russische landeigenaren gestorven lijfeigenen opkoopt om met dat fictieve kapitaal als onderpand een grote lening af te sluiten bij de staatsbank. Het plan voert de zwendelaar langs schilderachtige figuren, onder wie een dagdromer die hem de 'dode zielen' gratis geeft en een man die hem juist een hoge prijs probeert te laten betalen omdat het...

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Bir Delinin Hatıra Defteri

Bu kitapta ünlü Ukraynalı yazar Gogolün kısalığı içinde en şaşırtıcı yapıtlarından biri olan Bir Delinin Hatıra Defteri adlı öyküsünü, özgün haliyle ve aslına tam uygun olarak bulacaksınız. Oyunlaştırılmış şekliyle sahnelerimizde büyük bir zafer kazanmış olan bu...

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Dead Souls

Dead Souls describes the gambits of a quixotic opportunist in provincial Russia who sets out to buy deceased serfs at a low cost from their owners. Chichikov requires evidence of "property," since he wishes to marry an heiress, & is able to amass the "souls" because their owners must pay taxes on them until they are officially declared dead in the rolls of the next census. An affable & personable business man, he is...

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The Overcoat

My first contact with Gogol, and certainly not my last. This little book tells the story of Akakiy Akakievitch, a certain official in a certain department where nobody showed him any sign of respect. He was laughed at by his co-workers. That must be one of the worst thing that can ever happen to any human being: realizing that high-school did not end (for a lot of people, it was not all flowers and rainbows). All the bullying, the bad jokes,...

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Jiwa-Jiwa Mati

Dead Souls describes the gambits of a quixotic opportunist in provincial Russia who sets out to buy deceased serfs at a low cost from their owners. Chichikov requires evidence of "property," since he wishes to marry an heiress, & is able to amass the "souls" because their owners must pay taxes on them until they are officially declared dead in the rolls of the next census. An affable & personable business man, he is...

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The Inspector General

The corrupt officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia mistake a penniless clerk from Moscow for a government agent in Gogol's satire on the grotesque side of human nature. A play described by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest ever written in the Russian language. Includes text, notes, commentary and background.Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) was the leader of the realist revolution in19th century Russian drama and...

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The Overcoat and the Nose

Gioielli del realismo grottesco di Gogol’, questi racconti sono tra i più significativi esiti della sua fantasia figurativa smisurata e della sua visione surrealista del mondo.Nel gelo di Pietroburgo, una città livida e ostile, è ambientato Il cappotto: è la triste vicenda di un impiegato mite e remissivo, deriso dai colleghi, eternamente sottomesso, che viene derubato del cappotto, comperato dopo spaventosi...

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Taras Bulba and Other Tales

Taras Bulba and Other Tales is a collection of six novellas and stories by Nikolai Gogol, one of the pioneers of the Russian novel during the early 19th century. What's remarkable about this collection is the range of stories – everything from historical epic to ghost stories to stories that focus on the dynamics of human relationships. Gogol is a keen observer of human frailty, fickleness and folly and these themes permeate his...

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Dead Souls

An NYRB Classics Original The first of the great Russian novels and one of the indisputable masterpieces of world literature, Dead Souls is the tale of Chichikov, an affably cunning con man who causes consternation in a small Russian town when he shows up out of nowhere proposing to buy title to serfs who, though dead as doornails, are still property on paper. What can he have up his sleeve, the local landowners wonder, even as...

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Die Nase

Some people take Gogol too seriously. Me? I just apply duct tape to the edges of my nose to make sure it won't get up and walk away. It seems to be a functional, cheap solution. And I can change the color weekly!From Vaught's Practical Character Reader, p 86.My nose is somewhere between "Good and Bad" and...

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