Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Author: Nikolai Gogol
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 436
Release: 1997-03-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780679776444


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Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for "dead souls"--deceased serfs who still represent money to anyone sharp enough to trade in them--we are introduced to a Dickensian cast of peasants, landowners, and conniving petty officials, few of whom can resist the seductive illogic of Chichikov's proposition. This lively, idiomatic English version by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky makes accessible the full extent of the novel's lyricism, sulphurous humor, and delight in human oddity and error.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Author: Nikolay Gogol
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2004-07-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0141906782


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Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in the provincial town of 'N', visiting a succession of landowners and making each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these 'souls' as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial fool Manilov, and, above all, the devilish con man Chichikov. Dead Souls, Russia's first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Author: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Publisher: 谷月社
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-01-06
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN:


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INTRODUCTION Dead Souls, first published in 1842, is the great prose classic of Russia. That amazing institution, "the Russian novel," not only began its career with this unfinished masterpiece by Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol, but practically all the Russian masterpieces that have come since have grown out of it, like the limbs of a single tree. Dostoieffsky goes so far as to bestow this tribute upon an earlier work by the same author, a short story entitled The Cloak; this idea has been wittily expressed by another compatriot, who says: "We have all issued out of Gogol's Cloak." Dead Souls, which bears the word "Poem" upon the title page of the original, has been generally compared to Don Quixote and to the Pickwick Papers, while E. M. Vogue places its author somewhere between Cervantes and Le Sage. However considerable the influences of Cervantes and Dickens may have been—the first in the matter of structure, the other in background, humour, and detail of characterisation—the predominating and distinguishing quality of the work is undeniably something foreign to both and quite peculiar to itself; something which, for want of a better term, might be called the quality of the Russian soul. The English reader familiar with the works of Dostoieffsky, Turgenev, and Tolstoi, need hardly be told what this implies; it might be defined in the words of the French critic just named as "a tendency to pity." One might indeed go further and say that it implies a certain tolerance of one's characters even though they be, in the conventional sense, knaves, products, as the case might be, of conditions or circumstance, which after all is the thing to be criticised and not the man. But pity and tolerance are rare in satire, even in clash with it, producing in the result a deep sense of tragic humour. It is this that makes of Dead Souls a unique work, peculiarly Gogolian, peculiarly Russian, and distinct from its author's Spanish and English masters.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Author: Gogol, Nikolai
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2021-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:


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First published in the year 1842, Russian writer-activist Nikolai Gogol's book 'Dead Souls' was one of the most appreciated satirical works of the 19th century Russian literature. The purpose of the novel was to demonstrate the flaws and faults of the Russian mentality and character.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Author: Gogol Google Translate
Publisher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-05-31
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1387849603


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This is the famed Gogol's unfinished novel as translated by google translate, which is to say that it's total gibberish, which, in its turn, is to say that you don't really have to read it (I didn't although I should one day because I brought it into being after all, and it might be fun) but you certainly want to have it. Think of it as a coffee table book to be casually picked up and as casually put back where it belongs.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2008-12-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1409107620


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The tenth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES. 'Britain's best crime novelist' DAILY EXPRESS 'No one in Britain writes better crime novels today Evening Standard Stalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew? As the locals begin a hate campaign Rebus gets a call from the past: the son of a friend has gone missing and no one else will make time to ask the right questions. And then a fragment of Scotland's criminal history is repatriated at the end of a life sentence for murder. Once more Rebus's cup of trouble runneth over and the ghosts of past misdeeds return to haunt Edinburgh's streets.

The Front Matter, Dead Souls

The Front Matter, Dead Souls
Author: Leslie Scalapino
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1996-03-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780819562951


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This extraordinary new book is essay-fiction-poetry, an experiment in form, "a serial novel for publication in the newspaper" that collapses the distinction between documentary and fiction. Leslie Scalapino is widely regarded as one of the best avant-garde writers in America today. This extraordinary new book is essay-fiction-poetry, an experiment in form, "a serial novel for publication in the newspaper" that collapses the distinction between documentary and fiction. Loosely set in Los Angeles, the book scrutinizes our image-making, producing extreme and vivid images-hyena, Muscle Beach in Venice, the Supreme Court, subway rides-in order for them to be real. Countering contemporary trends toward interiority, Scalapino's work constitutes a unique effort to "be" objectively in the world. The writing is an action, a dynamic push to make intimacy in the public realm. She does not distinguish between poetry and "real events": her writing is analogous to Buddhist notions of dreaming one is a butterfly, and becoming aware that actually being the butterfly is as real as dreaming it.

Reference Guide to Russian Literature

Reference Guide to Russian Literature
Author: Neil Cornwell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1020
Release: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781884964107


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"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Author: Николай Васильевич Гоголь
Publisher:
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1948
Genre: Literature
ISBN:


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"Bibliographical note": p. xi.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1988-03-28
Genre:
ISBN:


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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.