Title: Dead Souls / Chichikov’s Journeys / Home Life in Old Russia
Author: Nikolai Gogol, Bernard Guilbert Guerney (trans), Avrahm Yarmolinsky (intro), Lucille Corcos (illus)
Publisher: The Heritage Press, 1944. Long out of print.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Some fading to spine, otherwise very good. Interior clean and possibly unread.
Nikolay Gogol (1809 – 1852), Russian humorist, dramatist, and novelist, whose novel Dead Souls and whose short story The Overcoat are considered the foundations of the great 19th-century tradition of Russian realism.
Gogol has been featured many times on Russian and Soviet postage stamps; he is also well represented on stamps worldwide. Several commemorative coins have been issued from Russia and the USSR. In 2009, the National Bank of Ukraine issued a commemorative coin dedicated to Gogol. Streets have been named after Gogol in various towns.
Gogol is referenced multiple times in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Chekhov’s The Seagull. More than 35 films have been based on Gogol’s work, the most recent being The Girl in the White Coat (2011). BBC Radio 4 made a series of six Gogol short stories, entitled Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat (2002).
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