Summary: Using a special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, Nikolai Gogol helped to introduce a realistic literary movement that led to the writings of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. The works included in this volume were written during Gogol's most productive period - a relatively short time of vigorous and brilliant creativity. As Leon Stilman states in his Afterword, "The reason for reading Gogol is that he is a great writer, in fact on of the most original, m ...show moreost delightfully and brilliantly inventive writers of the nineteenth century; one also whose perception of the world and whose art are often amazingly modern." ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 60
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