Snuggling in the overcoat
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Picked up a short story collection by Nikolai Gogol, that includes the famous "The Overcoat".
Evidently the incomparable Dostoyevsky himself said about Gogol:
We all [future generations of Russian novelists] came out from under his Overcoat
I have a lot of ground to cover in 19th century Russian literature: havent read anything by Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev (with his famous nihilist protagonist in Fathers & Sons) or Chekhov. (Franz Kafka is another guy who doesnt belong here, but my mind always slots him in with these people). Oh, and Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky. Havent read that too.