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Dead Souls (1842)

by Nikolai Gogol

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Few literary works have been so variously interpreted as Nikolai Gogol's enduring comic masterpiece, Dead Souls.

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 Fans of Russian authors: Dead Souls21 unread / 21vanjr, March 2019

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A grande obra-prima de Gógol, romance publicado pela primeira vez em 1842, no qual o autor, considerado o fundador da moderna literatura russa, elabora um retrato ao mesmo tempo lírico e satírico de seu país de adoção. O livro traz a história de Tchítchikov, um especulador de São Petersburgo que viaja pelo interior da Rússia adquirindo dos nobres locais documentos de posse dos servos (ou "almas") que já morreram, algo sem valor na província, mas papéis que poderiam dar a seu comprador um novo status diante da alta sociedade da capital. Baseada na mais recente edição crítica russa, a brilhante tradução de Rubens Figueiredo é acompanhada de quatro textos de Gógol comentando a redação do romance e um ensaio assinado por Donald Fanger, professor emérito da Universidade de Harvard, que analisa em detalhe toda a genialidade da prosa do autor.
  Camargos_livros | Aug 28, 2023 |
I need to read the new translation of this by Donald Rayfield, published by NYRB. ( )
  proustitute | Apr 2, 2023 |
This edition of Gogol's classic satire includes both volume one and the surviving fragments of volume two. It also includes a very useful set of footnotes to provide background on the Russian/Ukrainian words and customs.

The story itself is wonderfully readable and full of richly developed entertaining characters. I found volume two more interesting than volume one and was sad to learn that only fragments survive of the second volume. ( )
  M_Clark | Dec 16, 2022 |
Read at NU in Russian Literature class in the late 70's.

Supposedly this is a wretched translation.
  tsgood | Nov 15, 2022 |
Extremely repetitive and laborious. It is like hearing the same joke told over and over until the person says "knock, knock" and you just want to say "go to hell." ( )
  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gogol, NikolaiAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andreyev, NikolayIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Conrad, BarbaraAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eliasberg, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Güell, Josep MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hapgood, Isabel FlorenceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hogarth, D.J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kalima, JaloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laín Entralgo, JoséEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacAndrew, Andrew R.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Magarshack, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maguire, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matic, PeterNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Noordzij, GerritCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, FrankForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Odets, CliffordIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ottow, FredTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pevear, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pevear, RichardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pfeiffer, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Praag, S. vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prina, SerenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prins, AaiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rayfield, DonaldIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rayfield, DonaldTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Röhl, HermannTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Skott, StaffanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tchernova, IreneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Timmer, Charles B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Volokhonsky, LarissaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wal, Theo J. van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A small, rather smart, well-sprung four-wheeled carriage with a folding top drove through the gates of an inn of the provincial town of N.; it was the sort of carriage bachelors usually drive in: retired lieutenant-colonels, majors, and landowners with about a hundred serfs – in short, all those who are described as gentlemen of the 'middling' station of life.
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