"The Dead Souls" is the unfinished novel written by Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol. Published in 1842, and used as a setting point for the Russian literary realism. "The Dead Souls" consists out of three different poems, only five fragments of the second one saved, and the third one being lost completely. Gogol was writing the first […]
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was the founder of Russian realism. He was born in Ukraine that was then a part of the Russian empire. He started to work as a history teacher in an all girls boarding school and parallel to that he worked as a private teacher for rich kids. He published a book of novels "Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka", soon became famous in the literary circles and became friends with Pushkin.
"The Government Inspector" is a comedy by Nikolai Gogol written in 1835 and performed in 1836 but it was published in 1842. The comedy is divided into 5 acts. The plot is settled in Russia in the first half of 19th century and the theme is identity swap. In a small village an important person is […]
"The Overcoat" is a story by a Russian author Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Even though most romantics place their main characters on prestigious places in the society Gogol did just the opposite. The main character is an ordinary worker who transcripts books. Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin isn't rich, doesn't have a big house or a huge salary. […]