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How the Two Ivans Quarrelled (Art of the Novella)

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Publisher Comments:

"How dared you, in disregard of all decency, call me a goose?"

This lesser-known work is perhaps the perfect distillation of Nikolai Gogol’s genius: a tale simultaneously animated by a joyful, nearly slapstick sense of humor alongside a resigned cynicism about the human condition.

In a sharp-edged translation from John Cournos, an under-appreciated early translator of Russian literature into English, How The Two Ivans Quarreled is the story of two long-time friends who have a falling out when one of them calls the other a “goose.” From there, the argument intensifies and the escalation becomes more and more ludicrous. Never losing its generous antic spirit, the story nonetheless transitions from whither a friendship, to whither humanity, as it progresses relentlessly to its moving conclusion.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Synopsis:


"We all came out from under Gogol's Overcoat.'"-Fyodor Dostoevsky


From the father of modern Russian fiction comes a hilarious look at holding a grudge. Gogol's classic story about friendship gone bad highlights the fierce wit and sharp sarcasm of the Russian master. This novella has never before been published as a stand-alone edition.

About the Author

Frequently referred to as the father of the modern Russian novel, Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol is the author of numerous seminal works, including "The Overcoat", "The Inspector General" and "Dead Souls".

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933633145
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Translator:
Cournos, John
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai
Author:
Cournos, John
Author:
Gogal, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Humorous
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Art of the Novella
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
7 x 5.1 x 0.27 in 0.25 lb

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"We all came out from under Gogol's Overcoat.'"-Fyodor Dostoevsky


From the father of modern Russian fiction comes a hilarious look at holding a grudge. Gogol's classic story about friendship gone bad highlights the fierce wit and sharp sarcasm of the Russian master. This novella has never before been published as a stand-alone edition.

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