Peterburgskiye Povesti – Readable Classics
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These stories offer a glimpse into the lives of everyday people in the Imperial capital, from the perspective of various characters. For example, there’s the collegiate assessor whose nose one day detaches itself from his face and goes on to become a state councillor (‘The Nose’), the painter and lieutenant whose romantic pursuits have very different degrees of success (‘Nevsky Prospect’), and the lowly civil servant whose life falls apart when he loses his prized new coat (‘The Overcoat’).
In addition to ‘The Diary of a Madman’, these Petersburg Tales paint a critical yet hilarious portrait of a city rife with pomposity and self-importance. They skillfully juxtapose nineteenth-century realism with madcap surrealism, and combine absurdist farce with biting satire.
Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol was a Russian novelist, short story writer and playwright of Ukrainian origin.