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Questions tagged [nikolai-gogol]

Questions about the Ukrainian-born author Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809 – 1852) and his works. He is best known the play 'The Government Inspector', the novels 'Dead Souls' and 'Taras Bulba', and stories such as 'The Nose' and 'Nevsky Prospekt'. Use this tag with the tag [russian-literature].

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Who is the ghost in Gogol's "The Overcoat"?

While reading Gogol's "The Overcoat," I am having a rough time trying to understand who this ghost actually is. I've read several opinions on this matter, but I always find something that ...
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What does this allusion to the French mean in Gogol's "The Overcoat"?

In Gogol's short story The Overcoat (or The Cloak) there is an allusion to the French people that I cannot understand. In the translation into English found in the book Short story classics (Foreign) -...
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What's the purpose of the last paragraph of Gogol's "The Overcoat"?

At the end of "The Overcoat" by Nikolai Gogol, the ghost of Akaky Akakyevitch disappears once the Very Important Official has reformed his ways. However, after that satisfying conclusion to ...
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Marxist reading of Gogol's "The Overcoat"?

The Wikipedia page about Gogol's short story "The Overcoat" is full of [citation needed] notices. The following sentence in particular caught my eye: A Marxist reading of the text would ...
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Had people related the work of Gogol before "The Nose"?

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 ...
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