Gogol's Wife & Other Stories

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New Directions, 1963 - Fiction - 183 pages
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Much admired in Europe, Landolfi has been called "the Italian Kafka"; he is often linked with the Surrealists, and in the intellectual quality of his fantasy there are certain affinities with Borges; but beyond these superficial comparisons, his is a truly unique--and fascinating--art. It is based in a prodigious imagination, a very curious sense of humor and a rare command of irony.

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Tommaso Landolfi was a Italian writer and translator. His collection of stories, Gogol's wife, was cited as a "must read" by Donald Barthelme.

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