Gogol, Theory and the Fantastic

Few writers have been as frequently misunderstood and mislabelled as Nikolai Gogol (1809 – 1852). Ever since he came to prominence in czarist Russia of the 1830s, various groups and critics have recruited him as a foot-soldier for their own particular battles, and he has proven most useful for these extra-literary machinations. This is why Gogol has been […]