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Gogol, Nikolai Vasilyevich
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(in full Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol-Janovsky; Apr 1, 1809, Sorochintsy, Ukraine – Mar 4, 1852, Moscow), a Russian writer whose works exerted considerable influence on literature. He moved from his provincial background in the Ukraine to St. Petersburg after completing grammar school in 1828 and began as a civil servant in the administration of Tsar Nicholas I. In 1829 he published his first romantic narrative in verse, Gants Kyuhelgarten (ET: Hans Küchelgarten), which received devastating critiques. He thereupon bought up all the copies, burned them,…

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Schünemann, Christian, “Gogol, Nikolai Vasilyevich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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