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The Overcoat and Other Short Stories by Nikolai Gogol
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Dec 10, 11

bookshelves: culture-history
Read in December, 2011

Considering the rave reviews this book has, it is not as good as I expected. It is a look into the culture of Russia with seemingly simplistic stories that do have a cultural purpose. However, the author is not radical enough to make his point. For it to truly be a cultural commentary, the author must go to the extreme, and he does fail to do that.
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