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Uddeshya Kumar St. Petersburg is described like a fancy dream. there is a quote in the story which says about our obsession with perfect beauty. While beauty in reality is always flawed and Gogol bring's all that is flawed inside it.
Naísia Xavier It's a image defined by the main avenue in the city.
For an in-depth analysis, look for Marshal Berman's classic in criticism "All that's solid melts in the air". There's one chapter dedicated to Gogol's work in "Nievsky Prospect".
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