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  Gogol, Nikolai
Gogol himself did not use the second part of his name, considering it an "artificial Polish addition." Gogol's father died when he was 15 years old.
Gogol's social commentary is all the more effective due to his comic genius and verbal artistry, which is the real hero of all of Gogol's great works.
Gogol began work on a second part of the novel Dead Souls, in which Chichikov was to undergo a moral and spiritual regeneration, however, in a state of nervous collapse toward the end of June 1845, he burnt all he had written of the second volume of Dead Souls.
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 Nikolai Gogol - MSN Encarta
Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol was born March 20, 1809, in Sorochintsy, Mirgorod, Poltava Province, of Cossack parents.
From 1826 to 1848 Gogol lived mostly in Rome, where he worked on a novel that is considered his greatest creative effort and one of the finest novels in world literature, Dead Souls (1842).
Gogol is ranked with such literary giants as the novelists Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the poet Aleksandr Pushkin.
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 Best-free-encyclopedia.org: Best free encyclopedia
Gogol was born in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochyntsi, in the Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire.
Gogol was one of the first masters of short prose, alongside Pushkin, Mérimée, Hoffmann, and Hawthorne.
Gogol had a huge and enduring impact on Russian literature, but his works were appreciated differently depending on the background of the reader.
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 Nikolai Gogol – FREE Nikolai Gogol Information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Nikolai Gogol Research
Nikolai Gogol was born on March 20, 1809, in the little Ukrainian town of Sorochincy.
Gogol was to become increasingly concerned with the moral implications of his craft.
Gogol became progressively convinced that he had the duty to use his art for the betterment of humanity.
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 Nikolai Gogol
NIKOLAI VASILEVICH GOGOL was born at Sorotchinetz, in Little Russia, in March, 1809, the exact day being impossible to discover.
Gogol followed this amazingly powerful romance by two other works, which seem to have all the marks of immortality--the comedy Revizor (The Inspector General) (1836), and a long, unfinished novel, which its author called a poem, Dead Souls (1842).
Nikolai Gogol: Monologues - An index of monologues by Gogol.
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 Gogol, Nikolai Vasilyevich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
As a dramatist Gogol’s fame rests on The Inspector-General (1836), a satire on provincial officials.
Haunted throughout his life by moral and religious problems, and adverse criticism from his contemporaries, his powers declined as he attempted to write a second part to his novel, embodying positive spiritual values.
Gogol’s work is realistic in its concern for rich detail, but he is famed primarily for creating a fantastic world of the imagination.
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 Gogol, Nikolai
Hiding behind the authorial mask of Rudy Panko the beekeeper, Gogol managed to portray a world where fantasy and reality intermingle in the prism of the worldly-wise but unsophisticated narrator, and thus Ukraine becomes at once fanciful, humorous, nostalgic, and somewhat poignant in its quaintness.
There are hundreds of translations of Gogol's works, and he is recognized as one of the greatest writers of the 19th century.
It was only in the 20th century that serious studies of the formal qualities of Gogol were written (by I. Mandelshtam), and a more analytic approach to his world outlook was taken.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Nikolai Gogol   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol (March 31, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Russian writer.
Gogol was born in Sorochintsi[?] in Ukraine, but moved to Saint Petersburg in 1828.
Gogol spent the rest of his life living mainly abroad.
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 Nikolai Gogol
The Russian novelist Nikola Gogol was born in the province of Poltava, in South Russia, on the 31st of March 1809.
Whereupon Gogol planned, not only a history of Little-Russia, but also one of the middle ages, to be completed in eight or nine volumes.
But no one can fully appreciate Gogol's merits as a humorist who is not intimate with the language in which he wrote as well as with the society which he depicted.
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 Nikolai Gogol (person)@Everything2.com
Born in the Ukraine, Gogol was a writer of short stories that were based on tales from Ukranian folklore.
Gogol has sometimes been compared to Kafka because of his love of the absurd, and his tendency to write without explanations or reasons.
Gogol was born in 1809 to upper-middle class Cossacks, his father a writer of plays and poems.
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 Nikolai Gogol (1809 - 1852)
Gogol wrote in the literary tradition of E.T.A. Hoffmann (The Sandman) and Laurence Sterne (Tristam Shandy), often involving elements of the fantastic and grotesque.
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 fl 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.
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 Nikolay Gogol
Nikolay Gogol was born in Sorochintsi, Ukraine, and grew up on his parents' country estate.
Gogol claimed that the story was suggested by Pushkin in a conversation in 1835.
Gogol had refused to take any food and various remedies were employed to make him eat - spirits were poured over his head, hot loaves applied to his person and leeches attached to his nose.
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Nikolai Vassiliyevich Gogol was born, appropriately for a satirist, on April 1, 1809, in the Poltava Gubernia of Maloros (“Little Russia,” later officially named Ukraine).
Gogol was well-educated in the arts and showed a particular proficiency in acting – later in life, his dramatic readings of his stories would be widely renowned.
It was at this point that Father Matvey happened by for a visit and, the evidence seems to show, urged Gogol to destroy part of the second volume, for fear of its potential “harmful effects.” Gogol, for his part, may have taken this as an omen that the book might not be well received.
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 Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol - Biography and Works
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-52) Ukrainian-born Russian author and dramatist is deemed by many as the Father of Russia's Golden Age of Realism.
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was born on his parents’ estate in Sorochintsi, Ukraine, on 31 March, 1809.
Nikolai’s younger brother Ivan died when Nikolai was ten, thus profoundly affecting his character, always in search of his next best friend.
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 Nikolai Gogol, Russian novelist, dramatist and satirist (1809-52)
Gogol then fell back upon South Russian popular literature, and especially the tales of Cossackdom on which his boyish fancy had been nursed, his father having occupied the post of "regimental secretary," one of the honorary officials in the Zaporogian Cossack forces.
The aim which Gogol had in view when writing the Revizor he afterwards fully attained in his great novel, Mertvuiya Dushi, or Dead Souls, the first part of which appeared in 1842.
But no one seems to be able fully to appreciate Gogol's merits as a humorist, who is not intimate with the language in which he wrote as well as with the society which he depicted.
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 Nikolai Gogol - Journal - deeblog.squarespace.com
Gogol, and Gogol alone, spoke to himself as he walked, but the monologue was echoed and multiplied by the shadows of his mind.
Passing as it were through Gogol’s temperament, St. Petersburg acquired a reputation of strangeness which it kept up for almost a century, losing it when it ceased to be the capital of an empire.
Gogol engages in a fascinating explanation of the Divine Liturgy by engaging each sequence and every rubric of the Liturgy with a creative commentary, usually referencing a wholly other spiritual universe in specific Orthodox Christian terms.
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Gogol's example, combined with the authoritative literary pronouncements of the greatest literary critic of the period, V. Belinsky, established prose as the literary medium of the future.
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was born in the Mirgorod district of the Ukraine in 1809.
Gogol's father was also a writer; his works, many of which were written for the Ukrainian puppet theater, are in Ukrainian, and he is classed as a Ukrainian writer.
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 Nikolai Gogol - Biographical Information
Nikolai Gogol did indeed have a father who was absent for much of his life, however the physical absence did not come about until his father's death when Gogol was only sixteen.
Further evaluation of Gogol's mother and his relationship with her are unfortunately beyond the scope of this paper, but could provide an intriguing avenue for future research in terms of Gogol's proposed transsexual orientation.
After Vielhorsky's death, Gogol did attempt at least one more serious relationship with a heterosexual man. In his relationship with Nikolai Yazykov, Gogol began to act out the role of a Russian wife as he saw it; taking on the responsibilities which he described as the province of a woman in any marriage.
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 Nikolai Gogol`
Nikolai Gogol` and his works keep attracting the attention of many scholars and teachers of Russian literature.
According to the author, Gogol reflected in his works the spiritual break of "the ordinary man" in the 19th century as a result of the cultural and historical break after the epoch of "enlightened absolutism".
The dynamics of Gogol’s writings are traced from “Heinz Kuchelgarten” to “Selected fragments from letters to friends” and compared with the spiritual teachings of the middle ages and the baroque period.
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 Nikolai Gogol - Penguin Classics Authors - Penguin Classics
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol was born in 1809; his family were small gentry of Ukrainian cossack extraction, and his father was the author of a number of plays based on Ukrainian popular tales.
Gogol was introduced to Zhukovsky, the romantic poet, and to Pushkin, and with the publication of Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka (1831) he had an entrée to all the leading literary salons.
Gogol also wrote the play The Inspector (1836), Dead Souls (1842), and several moralizing essays defending the Tsarist regime, to the horror of his liberal and radical friends.
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 Gogol, Nikolai – FREE Gogol, Nikolai Information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Gogol, Nikolai Research
Gogol, Nikolai (1809–52) Russian novelist and dramatist whose work marks the transition from Romanticism to early realism.
Encyclopedia of World Biography Nikolai Gogol With the works of the Russian author Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) the period of Russian imitation of Western...
Nikolai Gogol was born on March 20, 1809, in the little Ukrainian...
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 glbtq >> literature >> Gogol, Nikolai
Nikolai Gogol's repressed homosexuality is reflected obliquely in nearly all of his works, especially in the fear of marriage that permeates his stories and plays.
Playwright, humorist, and novelist, Gogol was born on April 1, 1809, in Sorochintsy, Ukraine.
Gogol's questioning of his mother and of her older female relatives gave him the material for his novellas about a fairy-tale-like Ukraine of olden times, novellas that were collected in two volumes (1831 and 1833), with the general title Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka.
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 Reference for Nikolai Gogol - Search.com
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol' (Russian: Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь; pronounced [nʲɪkɐˈlaj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈgogəlʲ]; Ukrainian: Микола Васильович Гоголь, Mykola Vasylovych Hohol) (April 1, 1809 – March 4, 1852) was a Ukrainian writer of Russian literature.
Gogol was born in the Cossack village of Sorochyntsi, Poltava guberniya (now Ukraine).
In 1834 Gogol was made Professor of Medieval History at the University of St. Petersburg.
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 Nikolai Gogol The Overcoat Criticism
Gogol's blending of comic, grotesque, realist, and fantastic elements in "The Overcoat" has led to a wide range of opinions concerning the story's themes and the significance of its ending.
One significant way in which Gogol's story differs from others of this type, however, is its presentation of the main character.
Gogol's contemporaries focused on the lyricism of "The Overcoat" and lauded what they considered the story's ground-breaking social realism which evoked sympathy for the main character (or at least for his situation).
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 RandomHouse.ca | Author Spotlight: Nikolai Gogol
Collected here are Gogol’s finest tales—stories that combine the wide-eyed, credulous imagination of the peasant with the sardonic social criticism of the city dweller—allowing readers to experience anew the...
Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls is the great comic masterpiece of Russian literature–a satirical and splendidly exaggerated epic of life in the benighted provinces.
Gogol hoped to show the world “the untold riches of the Russian soul” in this 1842 novel, which he populated with a Dickensian swarm of characters...
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 Harvard University Press: Nikolai Gogol : Between Ukrainian and Russian Nationalism by Edyta M. Bojanowska
The nineteenth-century author Nikolai Gogol occupies a key place in the Russian cultural pantheon as an ardent champion of Russian nationalism.
She reveals Gogol's creative engagement with Ukrainian nationalism and calls attention to the subversive irony and ambiguity in his writings on Russian themes.
In exploring Gogol's fluctuating nationalist commitments, this book traces the connections and tensions between the Russian and Ukrainian nationalist paradigms in his work, and situates both in the larger imperial context.
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