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The Nose

A Stylistic and Critical Companion to Nikolai Gogol's Story

Ksana Blank (Redaktør)

This literary guide leads students with advanced knowledge of Russian as well as experienced scholars through the text of Nikolai Gogol's absurdist masterpiece "The Nose". Part I focuses on numerous instances of the writer's wordplay, which is meant to surprise and delight the reader, but which often is lost in English translations. Les mer
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This literary guide leads students with advanced knowledge of Russian as well as experienced scholars through the text of Nikolai Gogol's absurdist masterpiece "The Nose". Part I focuses on numerous instances of the writer's wordplay, which is meant to surprise and delight the reader, but which often is lost in English translations. It traces Gogol's descriptions of St. Petersburg everyday life, familiar to the writer's contemporaries and fellow citizens but hidden from the modern Western reader. Part II presents an overview of major critical approaches to the story in Gogol scholarship.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Note on Translation and Transliteration
Introduction
. . " ": The Text in Russian
ANNOTATIONS TO THE RUSSIAN TEXT
I
II
III
HOW "THE NOSE" IS MADE: Language-Game as the Engine of the Plot
INTERPRETATIONS
1. Joke, Jest, Farce, Anecdote
2. Social Satire
3. Mockery of the Demonic and of the Sacred
4. Chronicle of Folk Superstitions
5. A Case of Castration Anxiety
6. An Echo of German Romanticism
7. Perfect Nonsense 8. Shostakovich's Opera "The Nose"
8. Shostakovich's Opera "The Nose"
9. A Play with Reality: "The Nose," Kafka, and Dali
Instead of a Conclusion
Selected Bibliography

Om forfatteren

Ksana Blank is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University. She is the author of Dostoevsky's Dialectics and the Problem of Sin (Northwestern University, 2010) and Spaces of Creativity: Essays on Russian Literature and the Arts (Academic Studies Press, 2016).