Biography of Nikolai Gogol

 Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was born on April 1, 1809 in Sorochintsy, modern-day Ukraine.His exact nationality is constantly debated by Ukrainian and Russian scholars. During his youth, Nikolai distinguished himself at school through his contributions to the magazine and his acting in school productions. Gogol wandered from career to career at first, considering civil service, acting, and poetry in turn. In the end, Gogol found a government post, and wrote for periodicals in his spare time. His published stories were then collected and published in 1831-32 under the title Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka. Gogol became famous overnight, counting Pushkin among his admirers. (Britannica) 

 

 

 

 


Study Guides on Works by Nikolai Gogol

At the beginning of 1843 was published (with a note - 1842), the third volume of the Gogol’s works, which contained placed seven novels, one of which was the story "Carriage", that has been written in 1835. Thus, Gogol himself brought together...

M. Gogol started to write “Dead souls” in 1835 and continued to work on it till the end of his life. Most likely, in the very beginning еру writer highlighted for himself a fun side of his novel and created a plot of “Dead souls” as a much larger...

Diary of a Madman is a short story written by Nikolai Gogol in 1834. The novel was published for the first time in the collected stories Arabesques with the title Shreds of Notes of a Madman in 1835. Later, it was included in the St. Petersburg...

"Marriage" is a play by Nikolai Gogol was written in 1833-1835 years, and published in 1842.

Gogol began work on the comedy, originally named "Grooms" in 1833. In May 1835 he gave Pogodin excerpts from the play "Provincial bride" (the action took...

"Nevsky Prospect" is the story of Nikolai Gogol, written in 1833-1834. "Nevsky Prospect" was first published in the collection "Arabesque" (1835), and was highly praised by critics. Gogol began working on the story during the creation of "Evenings...

"The Nose" - a satirical absurdist novel written by Nikolai Gogol in the 1832-1833 years.

Nose in the story symbolizes the vapid external decency image, which, as it turns out, may exist without any inner personality. And what's more, it turns out...

The Overcoat is one of the short stories written by a famous Russian author Nikolai Gogol. It was published in the end of the year 1842 in a volume of Gogol’s Petersburg’s narratives, and could be found on offer already in the last decade of...

Nikolai Gogol was born in Poltava province. He spent his young years there, and later moved to St. Petersburg. But he was interested in the history and customs of his native land during all his life. In the narrative Taras Bulba the history of...

Viy is a mystical novel written by Nikolai Gogol, first published in his stories collection "Mirgorod" in 1835. The name of the story is the name of the Slavic demonic male creature with which the plot is associated.

In a footnote to the book...