The Nose | Critical Essay by Herbert E. Bowman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 61 pages of analysis & critique of The Nose.
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Critical Essay by Herbert E. Bowman

SOURCE: Bowman, Herbert E. “‘The Nose.’” Slavonic and East European Review 31, no. 76 (December 1953): 204–11.

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 this, there really is something in it.’

—N. Gogol', ‘The Nose’

I

In September 1836 Aleksandr Pushkin published in his literary journal The Contemporary a story entitled ‘The Nose’, written by Nikolay Gogol'. Pushkin prefaced the story with a note, which constitutes at the same time something like the blurb of an eminent fellow-author and the inducement of a cautious editor: ‘For a long time N. V. Gogol' would not agree to publishing this farce. But we have found in...

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