Saturday, 14 April 2012

G is for Gogol's Nose

So everyone thinks that the Russians are all hardcore and depressing all the time right? Well, Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Nose" totally disproves that theory! I'm sure a lot of people won't get it (politcs- & neuroses-driven satirical surrealism isn't for everyone), but how is a giant crazy nose running around not hilarious? You can read it for free at Project Gutenberg or get a copy of the children's version from your local library, so there's no reason not to try a whif of Russian literature!

cover image from Amazon

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