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Using a special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, Nikolai Gogol helped to introduce a realistic literary movement that led to the writings of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. The works included in this volume were written during Gogol's most productive period - a relatively short time of vigorous and brilliant creativity. As Leon Stilman states in his Afterword, "Th ...more
Published December 2003 by Librio (first published 1835)
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A deluge of thoughts came down on him. Thoughts without sense of purpose or direction that caused a little stir and numerous inquisitive looks.
Conversations with a dog. Delusions of grandeur; persecutions that might have never existed. Envy that mumbles incoherent things, day in day out: silence is a privilege reserved for others, an idyllic state he has been forbidden from finding again; illegible theory in a dusty old notebook. Words accumulate in the corners of a dim lighted room where gu
Jul 12, 2007 Namrirru rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian
This book forever changed my view of little dogs.
Helen Stavraki
Jun 29, 2016 Helen Stavraki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Το πιο διασκεδαστικό για μένα ήταν όταν έβαλα μπρος μου έγγραφα να υπογράψω. Οι κύριοι νόμιζαν ότι θα βάλω στην άκρη του χαρτιού "γραφεύς τάδε". Αμ! Δε σφάξανε! Στο κύριο μέρος του εγγράφου που βάζει τη τζίφρα του ο διευθυντής τράβηξα ένα "Φερδινάνδος ο Α'". Άξιζε να βλέπει κανείς τη νεκρική σιωπή που επικράτησε. Αλλά εγώ μόνον έκανα νεύμα με το χέρι, λέγοντας: "Δε θέλω εκδηλώσεις υποταγής" και έφυγα."

Ο Αυξέντιος Ιβάνοβιτς Ποπρίσσιν ειναι ένα θλιμμένο,τρυφερό κα αξιαγάπητο ανθρωπάκι που σπαράζε
Mental illness is no laughing matter, but Gogol's use of humor is intentional in this well known short story, and it's hard ñot to chuckle at his story about the dog's conversation. For a more serious depiction of someones decent in to mental illness I recommend The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Sean Wilson
When you look back to the Golden Era of Russian Literature, Nikolai Gogol is like the odd man out. You have the romanticism of Pushkin, the philosophical depth found in Dostoyevsky, complex examinations of Russian society in Tolstoy, the realist style of Turgenev and then you have the satirical and farcical works of Gogol. It’s funny because Gogol’s stories fit ever so comfortably amongst the twentieth century Russian literature, where satirical stories were rampant due to Soviet censors.

It’s e
Maria Georgiadou
Mar 18, 2016 Maria Georgiadou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Το διήγημα Το παλτό που κυκλοφόρησε για πρώτη φορά το 1842 αφηγείται την ιστορία του φτωχού γραφιά Ακάκιου Ακακίεβιτς Μπασμάτσκιν (ή Τσαρουχόφ –όπως έχει μεταφραστεί στην έκδοση του Πατάκη-) που καταφέρνει έπειτα από αιματηρές οικονομίες και στερήσεις να αποκτήσει ένα ολοκαίνουργιο παλτό. Το παλτό αυτό του προσφέρει όχι μόνο προστασία από το κρύο της Αγίας Πετρούπολης αλλά και τον μετατρέπει από μία εσωστρεφή και χωρίς προσδοκίες κοινωνικής ανέλιξης -πλην όμως λειτουργική- μη-οντότητα σε ένα πρό ...more
Apr 18, 2012 Prashant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the second Gogol that I read and it's so so so much fun to live in his world.

If The Overcoat had the poise and permanence of a man who understands the tribulations of his fellow human being, in this one Gogol sits in the mind of a madman to make us understand the thinking process of the person behind the facade.

The story is the journey of a man from the normal state of search of his place in this world to the extreme of delusion and confusion leading to madness.

The craving to be wanted
Emma Sea
Jul 17, 2015 Emma Sea rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I liked Gogol's writing, I couldn't grasp hold of the absurdist aspects of the stories. They irritated me, which is not really what I was looking for in my reading experience. I definitely prefer 19th century French realism over Russian, from my experience so far. So . . . interesting, probably worthwhile just to have read them, but would not rec, would not read again.
Jim Ef
Feb 27, 2016 Jim Ef rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Αυτή η κριτική είναι μόνο για "Το Ημερολόγιο ενός τρελού"

Διάβασα "Το Ημερολόγιο ενός τρελού" αμέσως μετά από "Το παλτό" και με εξέπληξε το πόσο διαφορετικά αλλά εξίσου ωραία μπορεί να γράψει ο Γκόγκολ. Εδώ ενώ η ιστορία είναι τραγική η γραφή είναι κωμική. Για ακόμη μια φορά αποτυπώνονται εξαιρετικά οι σκέψεις ενός ανθρώπου, και αν κανονικά είναι δύσκολο να γίνει κάτι τέτοιο, στην συγκεκριμένη περίπτωση είναι ακόμη δυσκολότερο μιας και πρόκειται για τις σκέψεις ενός τρελού.

Σημαντικό επίσης το γεγ
Mar 02, 2007 بهمن rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اگر داستان کوتاه دوست دارید، اگر ادبیات روسیه را دوست دارید، اگر چخوف دوست دارید و هزار تا اگر دیگر:
یادداشتهای یک دیوانه را از دست ندهید.
راستش مطمئن نیستم که قبلاً این کتاب را اینجا معرفی نکردهام. اگر تکراری است، شرمنده.
یادداشتهای یک دیوانه مجموعه داستانی است از نیکلای گوگول، نویسنده روس که از تا زندگی کرده. یعنی کاملاً قبل از بزرگان ادبیات روسیه مثل داستایفسکی و تولستوی، تورگنیف و چخوف. میگویند همه این نویسندگان و اساساً بیشتر نویسندگان روس بعد از گوگول تحت تأثیر او بودهاند. تورگنیف گفته: «هم
Ahmad Sharabiani
Записки сумасшедшего = Notes of a Madman and other stories, Nikolai Gogol
عنوان: یادداشت های یک دیوانه و هفت قصه دیگر؛ نویسنده: نیکلای واسیلوویچ گوگول؛ مترجم: خشایار دیهیمی؛ تهران، نشر نس، 1381؛ در 304 ص؛ شابک: 9643125971؛ چتپ دوم 1381؛ چاپ ششم 1385؛ چاپ هشتم 1388؛ چاپ دوازدهم 1392؛ شابک: 9789643125974؛ موضوع: داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 م
داستانها از متن انگلیسی ترجمه شده
داستانها : یادداشت های یک دیوانه؛ بلوار نیفسکی؛ دماغ؛ شنل؛ کالسکه؛ ماجرای نزاع ایوان ایوانوویچ و ایوان نیکیفورووی
Dec 18, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Επιτέλους κατάφερα να το διαβάσω. Πρόκειται για ένα έργο το οποίο έχω δει αρκετές φορές στο θέατρο, είτε από ερασιτεχνικό θίασο, είτε από επαγγελματικό. Όσο καλά όμως κι αν ξέρεις μια ιστορία η μαγεία του να τη διαβάζεις από το βιβλίο, να βλέπεις πως έχει τοποθετήσει ο δημιουργός τις λέξεις στο χαρτί, δε συγκρίνεται με τίποτα.

Το συγκεκριμένο έργο όχι μόνο είναι διαχρονικό -αφάνταστα επίκαιρο στην εποχή μας- προσωπικά μου θυμίζει τον Μερσώ. Όχι γιατί η γραφή του Gogol μοιάζει με αυτή του Camus,
Magdalen Kara
Jun 25, 2016 Magdalen Kara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5 *

"Κι έκρυβε το πρόσωπό του στα χέρια του ο φτωχός νέος και πολλές φορές στη ζωή του ανατρίχιασε βλέποντας πόση απανθρωπιά υπάρχει στον κόσμο, πόση θηριώδης χοντροκοπιά κρύβεται στην εκλεπτυσμένη και μορφωμένη κοσμική κοσμικότητα ακόμα και -Θεέ μου- στους ανθρώπους που όλοι θεωρούν ευγενείς και τίμιους"

Τόσο μικρό, αλλά τόσο σπουδαίο.

Ο Ακάκιος Ακακίεβιτς ένας απλός γραφιάς που δεν δημιουργεί προβλήματα, απλώς θέλει ένα καινούργιο παλτό το οποίο θα τον προστατεύει από το κρύο, ενώ ταυτόχ

I never really thought of myself as a 'Russian Literature' kind of guy. But this was another one of those books that my father bought me, during my university years, when he was, I assume, trying to improve me (I have since realised that this was a regular enough occurrence to create a shelf, father-improves-me, to immortalise the collection). Obviously, my university years are behind me now by some way, so I figure I've put reading this one off for long enough.

I came to Gogol's Diary of a Mada
Aug 26, 2008 EvilNick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-fiction
A lot of people think that Gogol is a master of mixing the everyday with the absurd - a subtle kink of the credible incredible. These people are the ones that are mad. What Gogol knows is that the reality of the everyday is absurd.
I would write more, but I am expecting a delegation from Spain...
Feb 12, 2016 Nesli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bir Delinin Hatıra Defteri, Palto ve Burun öyküleri var kitapta. Ortak bir temaları da var bence öykülerin, devlet dairesinde fantezi.... bana uygun geldi.
Özellikle Palto öyküsü sözü edildiği kadar varmış mesela. beklentiyle okudum ve kitabı begendim.
Konserve Ruhlar
Dec 06, 2013 Konserve Ruhlar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gogol okumaya öyküleriyle başlamak iyi bir karardı sanırım. Müthiş detaycı anlatımı ve öykülerin içine yazar kimliğiyle girip minik açıklamalar yapması güzeldi. Ayrıca Rus Edebiyatında ilk kez böyle uçuk kaçık öyküler okudum. Kahramanlar da olaylar da ilginçti. Özellikle ''burun'' sık sık öykülerde kullandığı bir organdı. Ya üşüyor, ya kayboluyor, ya da büyüklüğü küçüklüğü ile kişinin önem derecesini belirliyordu. Belki de ruslar burunlarına çok önem veriyorlar ya da bu burun olayı bir imgeydi : ...more
Κατερίνα Μαλακατέ
Μια από τις ελάχιστες ευτυχίες της εφηβείας μου ήταν η μεγάλη δανειστική βιβλιοθήκη του σχολείου. Διάβασα εκεί έναν μεγάλο όγκο βιβλίων, κανονικό μοτεράκι. Νομίζω πως τελείωσα τους Ρώσους κλασικούς κάπου στην πρώτη Λυκείου, κι όταν λέω τελείωσα, το εννοώ, τερμάτισα όλα τα σχετικά ράφια, δεν έμεινε τίποτα εκεί αδιάβαστο. Αυτό έχει δυο καλά κι ένα κακό. Το βασικό καλό είναι οι βάσεις, η αίσθηση της λογοτεχνίας, το υπόβαθρο που μένει. Το δεύτερο καλό είναι πως σε γενικές γραμμές θυμάμαι λίγα πράγμα ...more
Gloria Mundi
The Diary of a Madman is a short story about a man's descent into madness. The hero, Poprishchin, is a middle aged minor civil servant obsessed with Sophie, the young and beautiful daughter of his boss, a senior official who stands on a much higher rank of the social ladder. As he begins to slide into insanity, the hero believes that he can hear a conversation between Madgie, Sophie's dog, and another dog and later steals letters written by Madgie to the other dog. The extracts from these letter ...more
Apr 02, 2015 Ümit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gogol komik adam vallahi. Öykü anlatımına ironiyi yerleştiren de adamlardan birisi olduğu için ayrıca değerli. Öte yandan bu kitapta Palto, Burun ve Portre gibi en güzel ironi ve taşlama örnekleri de yer alıyor -ve tabii Bir Delinin Anı Defteri. Özellikle Portre, sanatçı-sanat eseri-izleyici üçgenindeki bıçak sırtı ilişkiyi çok güzel yansıtıyor; Hamsun'un Açlık'ı, Wilde'ın Dorian Gray'i gibi.

Dostoyevski de demiş zaten: Hepimiz Gogol'ün paltosundan çıktık!
Feb 18, 2014 Troy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I picked this up because I read a parody of Gogol's "The Nose" by Dubravka Ugrešić (in her version, a guy wakes up to find his dick missing, looking like a Ken doll, and some poor schmuck of a woman finds the lost appendage in her hotdog bun). Anyway, I wanted to re-read not just "The Nose," but all of Gogol, who I haven't read in many years, and who blurred in my mind with his later acolytes, Bulgakov and Kafka. But Gogol is weirder than both. Despite all the strangeness and abrupt shifts in Ka ...more
Mar 03, 2016 Yasemin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 04, 2013 Amir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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نیکولای گوگول یه داستان کوتاه معرکه داره به اسم بلوار نیفسکی. یه تراژدی جمع و جور با دو تا خط داستانی که یکی شون جان هست، نفس هست... قصه ی یه هنرمند نقاش که یه روز تو خیابون گلوش پیش یه دختر خواستنی گیر می کنه و میافته دنبالش تا آخر سر کاشف به عمل بیاد که دختره تو نجیب خونه کار می کنه. طرفه این که گویا گوگول با رندی تمام و درست عکس داستایفسکی، توی چنبره ی فاحشه ی معصوم نیافتاده؛ طبیعتا نتیجه این میشه که دل رحمی های پیسکاریوف گوگول از زانو زدن های راسکولنیکف داستایفسکی بیشتر به دل می شینه.

دو سه د
Anastasia Ts.
Nov 07, 2015 Anastasia Ts. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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ο Γκόγκολ έχει χαρακτηριστεί ως πρωτοπορος του ρεαλιστικού μυθιστορήματος, κι ο χαρακτηρισμός επιβεβαιώνεται στις 50 σελίδες του ημετολογιου. Οι κοινωνικές διακρίσεις κ ειδικότερα οι στερεότυπες αντιλήψεις της τότε εποχής καθρεφτίζονται στο έργο του. Αυτό ωστόσο που εδραιώνει το "ημερολόγιο ενος τρελού" είναι η διαχρονικότητα των μηνυμάτων κ η επιβεβαίωση τους στο χρόνο.
ساده، معمولی و بدون هیچ پیچیدگی
داستان های کوتاه و واقع گرایانه و با کمی چاشنی طنز البته از نوع تلخش
هو الجنون بحد ذاته .. والقصص الأخرى بما حوته من حكايا الشياطين والسحرة .. أكثر جنونا ..
Jan 01, 2016 Emina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yılın son gününde kitabı bitirip 2015 challenge ına bir kitap daha eklemeye gayret ettim (malesef hedeflediğim kitap sayısına ulasamadim).

Aslında 5 yıldız verdiğim başka kitapları düşününce bu kitaba 4 yıldız vermem haksızlık gibi görünebilir ama bunun sebebi benim Rus edebiyatından fazlasını beklememle ilgili. Anna Karenina ve Oblomov en sevdiğim kitaplar; Dostoyevski, Tolstoy, Turgenyev, Pushkin ve Cehov hayranı olduğum yazarlar. Durum böyle olunca da Rus edebiyatı ile ilgili beklentim çok yük
Aug 04, 2011 Greer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'The Overcoat' is one of the most beautiful Russian stories of all time, or so I believe anyway. Akaky Akakych still haunts me, and whenever I think of him it's like every sympathetic, maternal bone in my body just spasms. He was so adorably insulated and sweet and pathetic, with the enjoyment he took from copying... he would get home from work as a copyer, just to delight in copying some more for leisure. That alone was touching in that sad kind of way, and made me feel sort of protective over ...more
Ένα σύντομο διήγημα που διαβάζεται γρήγορα και ευχάριστα. Η καθημερινότητα ενός γραφιά, τα πρώτα δείγματα τρέλας και η ένταξη του σε ψυχιατρικό ίδρυμα από την σκοπιά του ίδιου διαταραγμένου προσώπου.

Θα μπορούσε να ήταν πολύ καλύτερο και να δώσει περισσότερα ερεθίσματα για σκέψη αν ήταν μεγαλύτερο σε έκταση και πιο αναλυτικό στην περιγραφή των επεισοδίων.
Further Reading
Table of Ranks

--Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka and his Aunt
--How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich
--Nevsky Prospekt
--The Nose
--The Overcoat
--Diary of a Madman
--The Carriage
--The Government Inspector

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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-langu ...more
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