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This 19th-century author created "some of the most colorful and haunting fiction of his century" (Kirkus Reviews). And with his special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, he paved the way for Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 1st 1961 by Signet Classics (first published 1835)
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Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
"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 είναι ένα θλιμμένο,τρυφερό κα αξιαγάπητο ανθρωπάκι που σπαράζε
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Записки сумасшедшего = Notes of a Madman and other stories, Nikolai Gogol
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نوامبر سال 2006 میلادی
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 : یک: یادداشت های یک دیوانه؛ دو: بلوار نیفسکی؛ سه: دماغ؛ چها
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Florencia
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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
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Fernando
May 28, 2015 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
El sólo hecho de que un ruso de Petersburgo quiera ser el Rey de España, demuestra la maestría con la que Gogol dominaba el absurdo para aplicarlo a un cuento. Con La Nariz, llega a su plenitud.
¡Admiro mucho a Nikolai!
Amir
Jun 04, 2013 Amir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-story
نیکولای گوگول یه داستان کوتاه معرکه داره به اسم بلوار نیفسکی. یه تراژدی جمع و جور با دو تا خط داستانی که یکیشون جان هست، نفس هست... قصهی یه هنرمند نقاش که یه روز تو خیابون گلوش پیش یه دختر خواستنی گیر میکنه و میافته دنبالش تا آخر سر کاشف به عمل بیاد که دختره تو نجیبخونه کار میکنه. طرفه این که گویا گوگول با رندی تمام و درست عکس داستایفسکی، توی چنبرهی فاحشهی معصوم نیافتاده؛ طبیعتا نتیجه این میشه که دلرحمیهای پیسکاریوف گوگول از زانو زدنهای راسکولنیکف داستایفسکی بیشتر به دل میشینه.

دو سه داستان آخری
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Namrirru
Jul 12, 2007 Namrirru rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian
This book forever changed my view of little dogs.
Mohsin Maqbool
Feb 09, 2017 Mohsin Maqbool rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gogol's anti-hero

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The Madman tries to make sense of the world with one eye. Maybe the lesser seen the better.

THE more I read Russian authors, the more I seem to be enamoured by them. I read Nikolai Vesilievich Gogol's "The Overcoat" last year and loved it. Today I read "Diary of a Madman" and loved it as much. Here I should also mention that Gogol was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin.

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Geoffrey Rush on stage as the anti-hero Madman.

Is it really a madman who is writing his diary or is
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Reckoner
O αγαπημένος και ιδιοφυής Γκόγκολ μας παρουσιάζει τις εμμονές, το λογικό και το παράλογο ως όψεις του ίδιου νομίσματος. Ως θέμα οπτικής. Και οι δύο ήρωες του βαδίζουν όπως επιθυμούν σε αυτόν τον κόσμο ζώντας όμως με το άγχος, χωρίς φιλοδοξίες, γεμάτοι φόβο και αναλώνουν την ζωή τους στο μυαλό τους. Χωρίς πρωτοβουλία και θέληση κρατιούνται πεισματικά στις παρυφές της ζωής. Και ο Γκόγκολ για άλλη μια φορά με οξυδέρκεια παρατηρεί τον άνθρωπο στις πιο δύσκολες και προσωπικές του στιγμές στρώνοντας τ ...more
Χαρά Ζ.
May 29, 2017 Χαρά Ζ. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
_The diary of a madman_

**It's a 4,5**

One of the finest short stories i have ever read. I loved it <3
Nickolas the Kid
Feb 28, 2016 Nickolas the Kid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classical, theater
4,5*

Μόνο ένας συγγραφέας σαν τον Γκογκόλ θα μπορούσε να συνδυάσει χιούμορ, σάτιρα, θλίψη και ένα τραγικό τέλος αντάξιο του αρχαίου Ελληνικού δράματος... Κι όλα αυτά μόνο σε 62 σελίδες!!

Η σταδιακή τρέλα του βασικού χαρακτήρα μέσα από τις σελίδες του ημερολογίου του....
sweet jane
Jan 05, 2017 sweet jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Η τελική εργασία του Λυκείου ήταν σε αυτό το βιβλίο και, αν και δεν χόνεψα ποτέ τον καθηγητή, αγάπησα τον Gogol!
Sean Wilson
Sep 16, 2015 Sean Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Duane
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.
Mohammed  Ali

يوميات مجنون قصة قصيرة لعملاق الأدب الروسي نيكولاي غوغول

يصور لنا الكاتب في هذه القصة مجموعة من الأحداث الغريبة التي تقع لأحد المجانين , الذي تصور نفسه ملكا لإسبانيا و أطلق على نفسه إسم " فيرديناند الثامن " و بسبب هذا الإعتقاد أدخل إلى عنبر للمجانين .

و حينما قررت البقاء وحيدا , قررت القيام ببعض الشؤون الدولية . اكتشفت أن الصين و إسبانيا أرض واحدة تماما , و بسبب الجهل فقط يعتبرونهم دولتين مختلفتين "

..ذلك لأن القمر في العادة يصنع في هامبورغ , و يضنع بشكل شنيع , و أنا مندهش كيف أن إنجلترا لا تلتفت إ
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Chris_P
The Diary of a Madman

Like the title suggests, it's the diary of a man who steadily succumbs to madness (schizophrenia?). Anyone, of any age, time, status, can find themselves relating to the hero and that's what makes it a bit frightening. A unique combination with its humorous style.
Carmo
Aug 25, 2014 Carmo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contos, rússia, bib-p
O Diário de um Louco é um pequeno conto triste e melancólico. Apesar das situações caricatas que podem arrancar algumas gargalhadas, é esse humor que serve de veículo à crítica social e desmascara preconceitos.
Adaptado ao teatro inúmeras vezes – inclusive em Portugal -, trata-se do monólogo de um simples funcionário público, vitima da arrogância e do desprezo dos superiores hierárquicos e, principalmente, da filha do seu chefe, por quem nutre uma paixão não correspondida. É a revolta pela forma
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Prashant
Apr 17, 2012 Prashant rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book
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
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Emma Sea
Jun 30, 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.
Μαρία Γεωργιάδου
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
بهمن
Feb 22, 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 ۱۸۰۹ تا ۱۸۵۲ 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 گ
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Magdalen
Jun 24, 2016 Magdalen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
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

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Jim Ef
Feb 23, 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
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Vit Babenco
Jul 29, 2013 Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“To-day is a day of the greatest rejoicing. Spain has a King. He has been discovered. I am that King. It was only to-day I found it out. The revelation came to me like a flash of lightning.”
For a madman the world is what is in his head… And Nikolai Gogol puts into the head of his madman many ridiculous things that will delight any reader.
“But men are unfair, with this way of reckoning in weeks. The Jews invented it because it’s their Rabbi’s washing time… And all those fathers, holders of office
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Konserve Ruhlar
Oct 05, 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
Maria
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,
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Zohre Alavi
Jul 13, 2016 Zohre Alavi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
از هشت داستان، شش داستان خواندم و متاسفانه فرصت نميشود دو داستان پاياني را بخوانم اما همين قدر از اين شش داستان بگويم كه عالي بودند. يعني اگر همه ي نويسنده هاي داستان هاي كوتاه، همينقدر عالي باشند من يكي كه قيد رمان را كلا مي زنم و فقط و فقط داستان كوتاه مي خوانم. اما مي دانم كه اين طور نيست و نخواهد شد.
Agnes83
Mar 01, 2017 Agnes83 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ΕΞΑΙΡΕΤΙΚΟ!!!
Yavar Moshirfar
Dec 31, 2016 Yavar Moshirfar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
همه ما از شنل گوگول آمده ایم

Sahar
Sep 20, 2016 Sahar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
سبک نگارش گوگول بسیار ساده و به دور از تکلف بی جاست، فضاسازی ها و پرداختن به حاشیه ها صرفا در حد نیاز برای کمک به خواننده در تصور فضای داستان است، نه بیشتر و نه کمتر. ترجمه ی کتاب نیز، ترجمه ی روان و دلنشینی ست. اما در مورد خود داستان "یادداشت های یک دیوانه" باید گفت که در عین کوتاه بودن تصویری جالب و واقع گرایانه از زندگی و توهم زندگی خیل کثیری از مردم دنیا را به نمایش میگذارد، تصویری که مثل همیشه محور اصلی مشکلات را در فقر و نداری میداند.
James
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
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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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