Nikolai Gogol was a well-known Russian dramatist and fiction writer famous for his surreal sensibilities and distinctive sense of humour. He was active during the mid nineteenth century and drew on the increasing bureaucracy of the vast Russian empire for his subject matter. His works are satirical, funny, almost post-modern and have been enduringly influential.
Natasha Randall's exclusive collection from Constance Garnett's translations revise the stories slightly and her brilliant preface locates them in the context of their time. A must for students, aficionados and anyone interested in Russian literature