Dead Souls (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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"Backgrounds" contains not only Gogol's correspondence relevant to the novel but also the four formal letters that set forth his views on the work The editor has also included a useful chronology of Gogol's life and an invaluable table of ranks in czarist Russia A wide range of criticism includes Robert Maguire's general overview of Gogol's criticism; two nineteenth-century Russian appraisals; Donald Fanger's brilliant essay; and a broad spectrum of twentieth-century Russian critical opinion It features, as well, essays by Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson The Russian essays have been translated specially for this Norton Critical Edition A Selected Bibliography directs readers to resources for further study.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393952926
ISBN-10: 0393952924
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 17th, 1986
Pages: 608
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions