Dead Souls
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ISBN: 0393952924
EAN13: 9780393952926
Language: English
Pages: 608
Dimensions: 0.87" H x 8.19" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   Nikolai Gogol writes very passionately and discriptively
I ordered this book as part of a course on classic writers and found the translation to be quite interesting, even though I was sad that part of his manuscript was destroyed. It did present a very good picture of Russian life during those times, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Overall, I enjoyed the read, Morgenthau said.
   Unfinished but Great
Part 1 was one of the great Russian movies. It is short, only about 250 pages, but the writing is brilliant and the story is full of Gogol's wit and perception. Several of my friends and neighbors have read this book several times. The translator is Russian born, but also a British-trained classicist, and the translation is very easy to read, as Gogol usually is. The remaining extracts are fragmentary and inconclusive, and the standard falls well below Part 1. Many readers, I think, would prefer to ignore them. Don't let that put you off Part 1, which is relatively self-contained, and is well worth reading despite the fact that Gogol was unable to complete the 3-Part masterpiece that he intended to create.
   An open mind to absorb pure genius....
It was a great read, witty, ridiculous and insightful. He was a mad genius to write such a pleasing novel about moral depravity. The problem is that the entire poem was never completed. The second part was burnt after ill advised by a religious guide, and remnants of it are presented in draft form. When I finished the first part, I was very enthusiastic, and to my dismay I read through the scattered remnants of the second part, realizing what a tremendous novel it would have been had it ever been completed. If it had been completed, it would have been without a doubt the greatest novel mankind could ever produce. Please try to disagree.
   must read!
This is a great book, must read. i have few other translations, but this one is by far the best. It is amazing how translation can change the feel and mood of the book.