Nikolai Gogol was one of the great geniuses of nineteenth century Russian literature, with a command of the irrational unmatched by any writer before or since. His strange tales, though often read as forceful demands for social change, were displays of the fantasies of the human spirit. In this ideal marriage of subject and critic, Nabokov analyses his endlessly inventive compatriot, focusing on the masterpieces Dead Souls, The Overcoat and The Government Inspector.Misunderstood by his contemporaries, mishandled by theatre directors and ending his life mistreated by doctors - with medicinal leeches hanging from his exceptional nose - it took Nabokov to give Gogol, 'the oddest Russian in Russia', the critical biography he and his singular, brilliant work deserve.
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Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian emigre writers. He died in 1977.
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Descripción Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1973. Estado de conservación: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. , 400grams, ISBN:0297765183. Nº de ref. de la librería 6950223
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Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. jacket is shelf rubbed and chipped. edge wear and knocking on boards. foxing and marks. sticker residue. sound binding. fairly good copy.[S.K]. Nº de ref. de la librería bvze
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1973 First Edition Thus. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1973. 8vo. pp 170. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Reissued in Great Britain by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973. Originally published by New Direction Books, 1944.ISBN: 0297765183 Fine in very good dust jacket, with one slight nick at rear edge. Nº de ref. de la librería C22716