A Place Bewitched and Other Stories (riverrun editions)
a beautiful new edition of Gogol's short fiction, translated by Constance Garnett
By Nikolai Gogol
An original selection of short fiction from one of the greats of Russian literature
A wounded solider vanishes into notoriety.
A nose is found in a loaf of bread.
Places - like the Nevesky Prospect - are not what they seem.
Nikolai Gogol was one of the nineteenth century's greatest and most influential Russian writers, a realist whose witty and acerbic observations and his taste for the absurd give his writing its strange, comic voice.
Selected from the work of Constance Garnett, one of Gogol's earliest translators, this edition presents a new, exclusive collection of Gogol's short fiction, selected and lightly revised by Natasha Randall. Contextualized by Randall's preface, and full of the wit of Garenett's work, this edition is the perfect introduction to Gogol, and a must for the enthusiast.
Nikolai Gogol was a Russian writer and dramatist. He was born in the Ukraine in 1809.
Constance Garnett was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature and one of the first English translators of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov.
Natasha Randall is a translator, writer and scholar, living in London. Her work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times among others and she has translated the literary works of Dostoyevsky and Lermontov.
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15 Nov 2018
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