Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0008756, Thu, 16 Oct 2003 14:14:14 -0700

Fw: VN's Gogol
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From: "Dane Gill" <pennyparkerpark@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2003 12:42 PM
Subject: Gogol

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> Hello
> I'm reading Nikolai Gogol (the bio by VN) for the first time. This is
> something I have avoided in the past because I am completely ignorant of
> Gogol's (and almost all Russian writers') work. I understand that it is
> possible to understand and follow the bio/critisism without reading Gogol,
> but I am assuming it would make the experience more enjoyable if one did.
> Anyone care to comment? Perhaps share their own insights and experiences
> they had while reading the book.
> Also, could someone give me a bit of info about why,when and where Nabokov
> wrote this book?
> Dane Gill
EDNOTE. Re the last query, see Brian Boyd's biography of VN.