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The Government Inspector and Other Works

The Government Inspector and Other Works

Author: Nikolai Gogol
Series: Wordsworth Classics
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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 summarize 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 paralyzed 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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781840227291
  • : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • : September 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 891.733
  • : 592
  • : Nikolai Gogol