"The strangest prose-poet Russia ever produced": First British Edition of Nabokov's Nikolai Gogol
Item Number: 89091
London: Editions Poetry London, 1947.
First British edition of Nabokov’s criticism of the work of Russian literary master Nikolai Gogol. Octavo, original cloth. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gogol. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
One of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, Nikolai Gogol produced a prolific body of work throughout the mid 19th century. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing while his later writings satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire.