Nikolai Gogol

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders review – rules for good writing, and more
The spell of words ... a wonderful book in which a Booker prizewinner explains what makes classic short stories work so well

Tessa Hadley

06, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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George Saunders: 'These trenches we're in are so deep'
The Booker-winning author on what Russian short stories can teach us, late-life realisations and why he doesn’t like social media

Killian Fox

02, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Revisor review – astonishing take on Gogol demands to be seen again
Choreographer Crystal Pite and theatre-maker Jonathon Young combine their worlds for a riveting piece

Sanjoy Roy

04, Mar, 2020 @12:54 PM

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From Kafka to Gogol via Pynchon: top 10 absurd quests in fiction
From seeking how to stop being an ass to finding out where a month has gone missing, these stories are as weird as life

Joanna Kavenna

14, Aug, 2019 @12:00 PM

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How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution
The father of the Soviet Union was also a Latin buff who adored Goethe and liked to compare his enemies to figures in novels

Tariq Ali

25, Mar, 2017 @9:30 AM

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Top 10 dogs' stories
Heartbreaking tales of love, devotion, innocence – and philosophy. From Homer to Kafka, these works show humanity intimately observed by its best friend

Jill Ciment

26, Aug, 2015 @10:37 AM

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The Gamblers review – Gogol’s conmen transformed into women
Despite a strong ensemble spirit and fluid production, an all-female cast offer no insights into male behaviour, writes Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

24, Oct, 2014 @10:58 AM

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Mad Man review – Gogol adaptation a compelling portrait of outsidership

Cartoonish and careering, this play constantly bursts its frame with dance sequences, while Lucy Ellinson's Pushpin is extraordinary, writes Matt Trueman

Matt Trueman

26, Mar, 2014 @5:20 PM

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips

Lyn Gardner: DH Lawrence's The Daughter-in-Law sashays into Sheffield, The Book of Mormon previews in the West End and Bristol Old Vic stages a filthy puppet version of the Dream

Lyn Gardner

22, Feb, 2013 @3:58 PM

A Government Inspector – review

Gogol's feverish vision gets a brassy Yorkshire reimagining with resounding music, writes Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

14, Sep, 2012 @3:24 PM

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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol – review
Nikolai Gogol's outlandish short stories are comic, sinister and touching, says Edmund Gordon

Edmund Gordon

16, Jun, 2012 @11:05 PM

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When writers censor themselves
More familiar as a habit of despots, authors themselves quite often make strenuous efforts to suppress their own work

Daniel Kalder

28, Feb, 2012 @10:46 AM

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