Nikolai Gogol Nos Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Short Story Criticism)


Finlay, Carolyn Roberts. “Operatic Translation and Sostakovic: The Nose.Comparative Literature 35, no. 3 (summer 1983): 195–214.

Compares Gogol's story “The Nose” and the English-language translation of Sostakovich's operatic adaptation entitled The Nose.

Holquist, Michael. “From Body-Talk to Biography: The Chronobiological Bases of Narrative.” Yale Journal of Criticism 3, no. 1 (fall 1989): 1–35.

Discussion of metaphor and the mirror motif in Gogol's “The Nose.”

Morgan, James. “Interview with ‘The Nose’: Shostakovich's Adaptation of Gogol.” In Intersections and Transpositions: Russian Music, Literature, and Society, edited by Andrew Baruch Wachtel, pp. 111–37. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1998.

Comparison of Gogol's short story “The Nose” and Shostakovich's operatic adaptation.

Oulianoff, Nicholas I. “Arabesque or Apocalypse?: On the Fundamental Idea of Gogol's Story ‘The Nose.’” Canadian Slavic Studies 1, no. 2 (summer 1967): 158–71.

Views “The Nose” as an apocalyptic morality tale in which the disembodied nose represents the Devil let loose upon the earth.

Tumanov, Alexander N. “Correspondence of Literary Text and Musical Phraseology in Shostakovich's Opera The Nose and Gogol's Fantastic Tale.” Russian Review 52, no. 3 (July 1993): 397–414.

Finds parallels between Gogol's short story “The Nose” and Shostakovich's operatic adaptation The Nose.

Waszink, P. M. “Elements with Indexical Character in ‘The Nose.’” In “Such Things Happen in the World”: Deixis in Three Short Stories by N.V. Gogol, pp. 134–88. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1988.

Formalist analysis of “The Nose.”

Additional coverage of Gogol's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 198; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British Edition; DISCovering Authors: Canadian Edition; DISCovering Authors Modules: Dramatists, Most-studied Authors; Drama Criticism, Vol. 1; Drama for Students, Vol. 12; European Writers, Vol. 6; Exploring Short Stories; Literature Resource Center; Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vols. 5, 15, 31; Reference Guide to Short Fiction; Reference Guide to World Literature; Short Stories for Students, Vol. 7; and World Literature Criticism.