The Gogol: The Overcoat by Nikolai Vasilievich GogolThe Gogol: The Overcoat by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

The Gogol: The Overcoat

byNikolai Vasilievich GogolEditorJames Forsyth

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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Shinel (meaning The Overcoat, or Greatcoat) - which is generally acknowledged as the finest of Gogol's memorable Saint Petersburg stories - is the tale of absurd and misplaced obsessions. Its petty and pathetic hero, Akakii Akakievich, has become one of the emblematic figures of Russian literature. With its idiosyncratic skaz style, its grotesque characterisation and its mixture of black humour and pathos, this work continues to attract avid critical attention.
J. Forsyth is the author of A Grammar of Aspect: Usage and Meaning in the Russian Verb; and A Practical Guide to Russian Stress.
Title:The Gogol: The OvercoatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.48 × 0.32 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1853992496

ISBN - 13:9781853992490


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strange but enjoyable Gogol writes in a very peculiar Fashion, yet manages to capture one's Imagination while simultaneously inviting the Reader into his world, into his way of thinking. Gogol is a hard author to conquer on the quest of unravelling Russian Literature, yet, it is worth it.
Date published: 2018-08-09

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Introduction Text Vocabulary