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Read online Taras Bulba.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Taras Bulba p Taras Bulba describes the life of an old Zaporozhian Cossack Taras Bulba and his two sons Andriy and Ostap The sons study at the Kiev Academy and then return home whereupon the three men set out on a journey to Zaporizhian Sich located in Southern Ukraine where they join other Cossacks and go to war against Poland p by Nikolai Gogol, David George Hogarth

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Taras Bulba
Title:Taras Bulba
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Number of Pages:228
Category:Classics, Russia, Fiction, Russian literature, Literature
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Taras Bulba, Diary of a Madman and Other Stories, Village Evenings Near Dikanka and Mirgorod, The Overcoat, , The Overcoat and Other Short Stories, The Inspector General, The Nose, Dead Souls, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
Hailed by Nabokov as the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced Nikolai Gogol left his mark as a playwright novelist and writer of short stories Gogol s works remain popular with both writers and readers who prize his originality imaginative gifts and sheer exuberance br This collection offers an excellent introduction to the author s works Opening a door to his bizarre world of broad comedy fantasy and social commentary the title story portrays a petty official s mental disintegration as he struggles for the attention of the woman he loves Set during the repressive rule of Nicholas I it satirizes the bureaucratic excesses of the era Additional tales include The Nevski Prospect a portrayal of the feverish pace of St Petersburg street life and The Portrait a gripping depiction of a soul s perdition, After disappearing from the Deputy Inspector s face his nose shows up around town before returning to its proper place, Considered the high point of Gogol s writing for the stage and a masterpiece of dramatic satire i The Inspector General i skewers the stupidity greed and venality of Russian provincial officials When it is announced that the Inspector General is coming to visit incognito Anton the chief of police hastens to clean up the town before his arrival Local officials scurry to hide evidence of bribe taking and other misdeeds setting the stage for the arrival from St Petersburg of Ivan a penurious gambler and rake who is promptly taken by the townspeople to be the dreaded Inspector General Ivan and his servant Osip soon take advantage of the situation with hilarious results First performed in the play transcends regional and national boundaries to offer a biting highly entertaining glimpse of universal human foibles and failings br, Hailed universally as Russia s finest comic writer and by many as its greatest writer of prose Nikolai creates a unique Ukranian world from the darkest Gothic to folkloric levity Here this extraordinary countryside is revealed in all its variety in his first two collections of short stories The only translation available of this cycle of stories this edition captures fully the spirit and vigor of his important early work for the first time