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The Cloak, The Overcoat

by Nikolai Gogol

"The Overcoat" is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author have had great influence on Russian literature, as expressed in a quote about Russian realist writers from Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé (often misattributed to Fyodor Dostoyevsky): "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'." Writing in 1941, Vladimir Nabokov called it "The greatest Russian short story ever written". The story has been adapted into a variety of stage and film interpretations.

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Language

English

Original Language

Russian

Published In

1842

Author

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Nikolai Gogol

Ukraine, Russia

Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol was a Russian novelist, short story writer and playwright of Ukrainian origin. Gogol was one of the first to use the techniques of surrealism and the grotesque in his works...

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