THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR AND OTHER WORKS


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THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR AND OTHER WORKS

NIKOLAI GOGOL    Book Number: 73738    Product format: Paperback

Gogol's works constitute one of Russian literature's supreme achievements, yet the nature of their brilliant originality, comic genius, and complex workings is difficult to summarise precisely. The Government Inspector, a perennial favourite on stage and screen, is considered a national institution in Russia, and Gogol's stories present us with one of the most marvellous worlds a writer has ever created. His quirky characters - the lowly official who imagines himself to be the King of Spain, the man committed to chase his nose around St. Petersburg, a whole village paralysed at the prospect of being visited by an authority from the capital - are immortal. Although Gogol's fiction was commandeered by Russia's progressive critics as the work of an important social commentator, he was in many ways an arch-conservative, and there is a madcap strain in it that makes him a precursor of Kafka and absurdist drama. Translated by Constance Garnett with notes and introductions by David Rampton, Department of English, University of Ottawa. 552 page paperback.
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ISBN 9781840227291
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