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Nikolai Gogol

Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

Diary of a Madman (1835; Russian: Записки сумасшедшего, Zapiski sumasshedshevo) is a farcical short story by Nikolai Gogol. Along with The Overcoat and The Nose, Diary of a Madman is considered to be one of Gogol's greatest short stories. The tale centers on the life of a minor civil servant during the repressive era of Nicholas I. Following the format of a diary, the story shows the descent of the protagonist, Poprishchin, into insanity. Diary of a Madman, the only one of Gogol's works written in first person, follows diary-entry format.
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  • kisashared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

  • Gauthier Van Malderenshared an impression4 years ago
    👎Give This a Miss
    🙈Lost On Me
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • sariyyabunyatovahas quoted7 years ago
    What foolish people the French are! By heavens!
  • Rubí RGhas quoted9 months ago
    he is watching the devil who stands behind his back. He has hidden himself there, and beckons to her with his finger.
  • Gauthier Van Malderenhas quoted3 years ago
    ers, calls you and sticks it in your mouth. Good manners forbid your refusing it, and you eat it—with disgust it is true, but you eat it.”

    (The deuce! What is this? What rubbish! As if she could find nothing more suitable to write about! I will see if there is anything more reasonable on the second page.)

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