Nikolai Gogol





Nikolai Gogol

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born
in Sorochyntsi, Poltava guberniya, Ukraine
March 31, 1809

died
March 04, 1852

gender
male

genre

influences
Alexander Pushkin, Miguel de Cervantes, Ukrainian Folklore


About this author

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Николай Васильевич Гоголь) was born in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochyntsi, in Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine. His mother was a descendant of Polish nobility. His father Vasily Gogol-Yanovsky, a descendant of Ukrainian Cossacks, belonged to the petty gentry, wrote poetry in Russian and Ukrainian, and was an amateur Ukrainian-language playwright who died when Gogol was 15 years old.

In 1820 Gogol went to a school of higher art in Nizhyn and remained there until 1828. It was there that he began writing. Very early he developed a dark and secretive disposition, marked by a painful self-consciousness and boundless ambition. Equally early he developed an extraordinary talent for
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More books by Nikolai Gogol…
“The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”
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“I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.”
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“I am who I am and that's who I am”
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