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This biography begins with Gogol's death and ends with his birth, an inverted structure typical of both Gogol and Nabokov. The biographer proceeds to establish the relationship between Gogol and his novels, especially with regard to "nose-consciousness", a peculiar feature of Russian life and letters, which finds its apotheosis in Gogol's own life and prose. There are more expressions and proverbs concerning the nose in Russian than in any other language in the world. Nabokov's style in this biography is comic, but as always leads to serious issues--in this case, an appreciation of the distinctive "sense of the physical" inherent in Gogol's work. Nabokov describes how Gogol's life and literature mingled, and explains the structure and style of Gogol's prose in terms of the novelist's life.

Synopsis:

Nikolai Gogol was the most idiosyncratic of the great Russian novelists of the 19th century and lived a tragically short life which was as chaotic as the lives of the characters he created.

About the Author

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), one of the 20th century's greatest writers in both Russian and English, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and spent his adult life in Germany, France, the United States, and Switzerland. In addition to his literary work, he was a passionate lepidopterist and chess player. His books include Lolita, Pale Fire, The Real Light of Sebastian Knight, Laughter in the Dark, and many more.

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ISBN:
9780811201209
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Gogol, nikolai vasilevich, 1809-1852
Subject:
Authors, russian
Subject:
Authors, Russian -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Corrected ed.
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Publication Date:
January 1961
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.455 lb

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