The Nose Summary

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10,148 words, approx. 34 pages
In the following essay, originally published in 1928, Bem evaluates the influence of Gogol's “The Nose” on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella The Double. I could tell you much abo... Read more
13,079 words, approx. 44 pages
In the following excerpt, originally published in 1981, Woodward contends that “The Nose” describes an allegorical war between the sexes in which the masculine triumphs over the feminine... Read more
2,772 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following excerpt, Brown maintains that “The Nose” should not be interpreted as a story containing a moral message, but should be understood as a tale which “exists for its... Read more
7,849 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Shukman asserts that a valid interpretation of “The Nose” must take into account that which is excluded from the narrative through various omissions, digressions,... Read more
4,428 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Merrill discusses elements of the comic-grotesque in both Gogol's original short story “The Nose” and the 1930 operatic adaptation, The Nose. The differenc... Read more
10,276 words, approx. 35 pages
In the following essay, Bocharov considers Gogol's concern with noses as a recurring motif in his fiction, particularly in the short story “The Nose.” Skryeshi ikh v taine litsa T... Read more
8,619 words, approx. 29 pages
In the following essay, Seifrid situates “The Nose” within the context of Russian history. In the final version of “Nos” that Gogol prepared for his 1842 Sochineniia, it is... Read more
2,552 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Oz contends that the various distortions of logic in the telling of “The Nose” represents the garbled logic of Russian bureaucracy. “The Nose” by Ni... Read more
3,633 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following essay, Bowman surveys the critical reaction to “The Nose” and offers his own interpretation of Gogol's story. ‘… Nevertheless, if you think over all... Read more
6,930 words, approx. 24 pages
In the following essay, Spycher discusses sexual symbolism in “The Nose,” asserting that the loss of the nose symbolizes a loss of sexual power. The story “The Nose”1 has e... Read more
18,082 words, approx. 61 pages
In the following essay, Yermakov offers a psychoanalytic interpretation of “The Nose,” asserting that Gogol's tale is an exploration of sexual desire and repression. I “Wha... Read more
2,253 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following excerpt, Lindstrom discusses the elements of comic-grotesque and social satire in “The Nose.” “The Nose” is a gem apart. Pushkin acclaimed it as a merry, f... Read more
2,594 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following excerpt, Karlinsky views “The Nose” as a work of surrealist fiction. The world inhabited by the protagonists of the St. Petersburg stories is a threatening world of sudd... Read more
2,114 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following excerpt, Rowe asserts that “The Nose” represents a reversal of the realms of waking and sleeping, reality and dream. Viktor Vinogradov has extensively related this stran... Read more
1,805 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following excerpt, Fanger asserts that “The Nose” is a meta-narrative that explores the creative act of fiction writing. [Gogol's “The Nose” begins]: “... Read more
5,873 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following excerpt, Peace discusses the element of absurdity in “The Nose.” Major Kovalev had the habit of strolling every day along the Nevsky Prospekt. The collar of his shirt fr... Read more