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In The Nose, an opera by Demitri Shostakovich, Shostakovich combines many of Nikolai Gogol's stories, including The Nose, for which the opera is named, into a single story. Had previous critics or writers analyzed the works of Nikolai Gogol as a single story?

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I am not sure to understand your question. Do you mean reviews from critics or author ? If so, the answer is yes. Gogol was a good friend of Pushkin, who promoted his short stories and encouraged him to write The Dead Souls. Also, Gogol was the protégé of the most influential Russian critic of the 1840’s, Vissarion Belinsky, at least until the publication of The Dead Souls. Gogol was also a major influence for Dostoyevsky, Sologub, Belyi, and more generally for the Silver Age of Russian Literature (1890’s-1920’s). I don’t if I answered your question.

  • Hi, the question is whether critics or authors had ever treated Gogol's oeuvre as is it were a single work, instead of a series of works. I would also like to point out that answers should not be used for requests for clarification. – user800 Jun 30 at 18:31
  • Sorry, I’m new here and I couldn’t find the button to add a comment on the question. Concerning your question, you can read In the Shadow of Gogol of Abram Terts/Andrei Sinyavski, Merezhkovsky’s Gogol and the Devil, or Gogol from Dmitri Ovsyaniko-Kulikovsky – user21102 Jun 30 at 18:45

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