Taras Bulba: And 5 Other Stories (Paperback)
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According to John Cournos, "Taras Bulba" is the finest epic in Russian literature and helped Gogol to influence Russian literature for generations. Ernest Hemingway called Taras Bulba "One of the 10 greatest books of all time." Gogol has written in "Taras Bulba" his own reproach to the nineteenth century. It is sad and joyous like one of those Ukrainian songs which have helped to inspire him to write it. The story is rich in adventure, battle scenes and touches of Gogol's humor. The other 5 stories included in this book are: - St. John's Eve - The Cloak - How the Two Ivans Quarreled - The Mysterious Portrait - The Calash.