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Ianovskii Gogol

(1809-1852)

Russian Author
The founder of Russian critical realism

Native of Sorochintsi, Ukraine, Ianovskii Gogol was alltogether a novelist, dramatist, satirist, playwright and short-story writer. His father was a poet and a playwright.

Gogol started to write while he was attenging Nezhin high school. In 1829 he settled in St. Petersburg, where he became a modest civil servant, writing occasionally for periodicals. Between 1831 and 1834 he was a teacher of history at the Patriotic Institute, making his living on private lessons.

This was a time where he met Pushkin, who greatly influenced him. Their friendship lasted until the great poet's death.

After his failure as a assistant lecturer of world history at the University of St. Petersburg (1834-35), Gogol become a full-time writer. In 1836 he published several stories in Pushkin's journal Sovremennik, and in the same year appeared his famous play, The Inspector General.

The first performance was given in the presence of the tsar, but Gogol fled to Western Europe, upset by the mixed critics of his play. He settled in Rome after a visiting Germany, Switzerland, and France and made a pilgrimage to Palestine in 1848.

With the edition of Gogol's collected works in 1842, he became one of the most popular Russian writers. Gogol is best known for Tarass Bulba (1835) and Dead Souls(1842)


It was in Rome that Gogol wrote Dead Souls, one of his major works, and the story of the rogue Pavel Ivanovich Chichicov, who arrives in a provincial town to buy the 'dead souls' of serfs.

Chicicov's plan was to use their names, still existing in their masters lists, to resell them together with inexpensive estates, pretending they were still alive, and making thereby a tremendous profit. The gifts of Gogol for caricature and picturesque are culminating in this novel. Unfortunately, In 1842 the first edition of was published. It made him one of the most popular Russian writers.

Extremely sensible throughout his life to adverse criticisms, and under the influence of a fanatical priest, Father Konstantinovskii, Gogol burned the sequels of a second part of Dead Souls, just ten days before he died, on the edge of madness, in March 1852.

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Russian Authors:  Chekhov Dostoevsky Gogol Tolstoy

Other Authors of Adventure genre:
Conrad Cooper Defoe Dumas
Jerome Kipling London Marquis Melville
Scott Twain Verne Wells

Gogol's grandfather had taken the name 'Gogol' to claim a nobel Cossack ancestry.
Taras Bulba is a colourful description of the adventures of a 17th century Cossack.

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