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Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer whose work was strongly influenced by Ukrainian culture.
Although Gogol was considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, later critics have found in his work a fundamentally romantic sensibility, with strains of surrealism and the grotesque ("The Nose", "Viy", "The Overcoat," "Nevsky Prospekt"). His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture, and folklore. His later writing satirized political corruption in the Russian Empire (The Government Inspector, Dead Souls). The novel Taras Bulba (1835) and the play Marriage (1842), along with the short stories "Diary of a Madman", "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich", "The Portrait" and "The Carriage", round out the tally of his best-known works.
Lebensjahre: 1 April 1809 4 März 1852

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Lev Volkhat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
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Lev Volkhat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
However much factor­ies may be es­tab­lished privately or by the law, there will still lie ready to man’s hand all that he needs—he will still re­quire none of those amen­it­ies which are sap­ping the vi­tal­ity of our present-day folk, nor any of those in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments which make their profit, and keep them­selves go­ing, by caus­ing foo
Lev Volkhat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
ish meas­ures to be ad­op­ted which, in the end, are bound to de­prave and cor­rupt our un­for­tu­nate masses. I my­self am de­term­ined never to es­tab­lish any man­u­fac­ture, how­ever prof­it­able, which will give rise to a de­mand for ‘higher things,’ such as sugar and to­bacco—no not if I lose a mil­lion by my re­fus­ing to do so. If cor­rup­tion must over­take the mir, it shall not be through my hands. And I think that God will jus­tify me in my re­solve. Twenty years have I lived among the com­mon folk, and I know what will in­e

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