Diary of a Madman, and Other Stories
These five stories, including 'Diary of a Madman - the Overcoat and The Nose', make the best introduction to Gogol. His world is less a world than an atmosphere, a question of sleight of hand and trapdoor humour, involving characters that are vivid in the way only ghosts or government clerks can be. 'When, as in his immortal 'The Overcoat', he really let himself go and pottered happily on the brink of his private abyss, he became the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced,' wrote Nabokov, adding that 'after reading Gogol one's eyes may become gogolized and one is apt to see bits of his world in the most unexpected places'.
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Review: Diary of a Madman and Other StoriesUser Review - Shashank Garg - Goodreads
A revelation. It's known that the Russian authors write hard-hitting truth, which is a mirror of the society where they grew up, but Nikolai Gogol's writing contains a bite as well. In a subtle flow ... Read full review
Review: Diary of a Madman and Other StoriesUser Review - Jenny Devildoll - Goodreads
The story "Diary Of A Madman" is sometimes referred to as humorous and indeed there is comedy here--the protagonist's imagined conversations between dogs, or his pomp about his station in the same ... Read full review
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