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The Creation of Nikolai Gogol

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674419292

Publication Date: 03/01/1982

300 pages

Belknap Press


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The most comprehensive, balanced and scholarly critical study [of Gogol] that has yet appeared outside Russia.The Times Literary Supplement

Professor Fanger’s volume is a most impressive achievement. He has brought to a re-reading of Gogol a cultivated and sensitive critical intelligence and sets out his findings in a stimulating, original work.The Times Higher Education Supplement

From its title and Steinberg frontispiece to its final footnote The Creation of Nikolai Gogol is a work of exceptional freshness, a model study in critical illumination, and a joy to read.The Russian Review

The best recent example I can find of what true literary criticism is all about. Fanger tells us how Gogol can not be reduced to any of his many aspects simply because, as he invents his books, he invents himself, his language, his literary world, and even his Russia. Great, beautifully written, and perceptive.—Carlos Fuentes

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