The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories


Introduction by: Donald Fanger
Afterword by: Priscilla Meyer

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$5.95
 
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451418562
  • 256 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

Some call him a Russian Mark Twain. And with his special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, Nikolai Gogol paved the way for his countrymen Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. This sampling of Gogol’s works includes the increasingly fantastic entries of “The Diary of a Madman,” followed by the wonderfully surrealistic “The Nose,” in which the title character embarks on some unlikely activities when separated from its owner’s face. In “The Carriage,” a pompous landowner gets his comeuppance when he attempts to impress a general. Rounding out the collection are the woefully comic tale of a clerk’s acquisition of “The Overcoat” and the celebrated novella “Taras Bulba” about the Ukrainian mythic hero said to have led a bloody Cossack revolt against the Poles.

Translated by Priscilla Meyer and Andrew R. McAndrew

With a New Introduction

and an Afterword by Priscilla Meyer

Praise

“The greatest artist that Russia has yet produced.”Vladimir Nabokov


“Behind his laughter you feel the unseen tears.” Alexander Pushkin

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