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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol: Vintage Classics

Autor Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol Traducere de Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
en Limba Engleză Paperback – iun 1999
When Pushkin first read some of the stories in this collection, he declared himself "amazed.""Here is real gaiety," he wrote, "honest, unconstrained, without mincing, without primness. And in places what poetry . . . I still haven't recovered."
More than a century and a half later, Nikolai Gogol's stories continue to delight readers the world over. Now a stunning new translation--from an award-winning team of translators--presents these stories in all their inventive, exuberant glory to English-speaking readers. For the first time, the best of Gogol's short fiction is brought together in a single volume: from the colorful Ukrainian tales that led some critics to call him "the Russian Dickens" to the Petersburg stories, with their black humor and wonderfully demented attitude toward the powers that be. All of Gogol's most memorable creations are here: the minor official who misplaces his nose, the downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by the acquisition of a splendid new overcoat, the wily madman who becomes convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know.
These fantastic, comic, utterly Russian characters have dazzled generations of readers and had a profound influence on writers such as Dostoevsky and Nabokov. Now they are brilliantly rendered in the first new translation in twenty-five years--one that is destined to become the definitive edition of Gogol's most important stories."
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ISBN-13: 9780375706158
ISBN-10: 0375706151
Pagini: 464
Dimensiuni: 134 x 203 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.34 kg
Ediția:Vintage Classic
Editura: Vintage Publishing
Seria Vintage Classics


Cuprins

St. John’s Eve

The Night Before Christmas

The Terrible Vengeance

Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and His Aunt

Old World Landowners

Viy

The Story of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich

Nevsky Prospect

The Diary of a Madman

The Nose

The Carriage

The Portrait

The Overcoat

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