[goh-guh l; -gawl; Russian gaw-guh l]
- Ni·ko·lai Va·si·lie·vich [nik-uh-lahy vuh-seel-yuh-vich; Russian nyi-kuh-lahy vuh-syee-lyi-vyich] /ˈnɪk əˌlaɪ vəˈsil yə vɪtʃ; Russian nyɪ kʌˈlaɪ vʌˈsyi lyɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1809–52, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
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He translated Beowulf into English, and I think he would have done well by Gogol.Sebastian Barry, Ireland’s Greatest Living Writer, Speaks for the Voiceless
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He said, “Mel, you should read Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Gogol.”Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
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Readers familiar with Chekhov, Gogol, Pushkin or Turgenev have already tasted some 19th-century Russian gothic literature.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 22, 2013
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Think Gogol's "Ukrainian Tales" redone by a Boy Scout who doesn't believe in magic.The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov
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Hutz plays A.K., the frontman of a band called, yes, Gogol Bordello, who earns money on the side as a male dominator.Madonna's New Movie Salutes...Madonna!
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The very ambrosia that the governor's wife longed for in Gogol's 'Revisor'!Virgin Soil
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The success of this play was rivalled by Gogol's comedy, "The Revisor."A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
But Rabinowitsch does not imitate Gogol and Ostrovski, at least not purposely.
When Nekrasof entered his room exclaiming, "A new Gogol is born to us!"
The public was exasperated; it was Gogol's fate to rouse the tiger.
- Nikolai Vasilievich (nikaˈlaj vaˈsiljɪvitʃ). 1809–52, Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer. His best-known works are The Government Inspector (1836), a comedy satirizing bureaucracy, and the novel Dead Souls (1842)
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