The Nose | Critical Essay by Thaïs S. Lindstrom

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of The Nose.
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Critical Essay by Thaïs S. Lindstrom

SOURCE: Lindstrom, Thaïs S. “The Petersburg Cycle.” In Nikolay Gogol, pp. 83–88. New York: Twayne, 1974.

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, fantastic jest, and at first blush it does seem to be a hilarious tour de force, something made out of nothing, with the exact proportion of ingredients needed to produce a completely successful “tall” story: a preposterous event in a realistic framework reinforced with comic but credible incidents, a total lack of compassion for all concerned, and an atmosphere of suspense maintained until the end where it dissolves into bathos...

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