Содержание или о чем литература Gogol Nikolai The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories Билингвы и книги на иностранных языках. McAndrew.With a New Introduction and an Afterword by Priscilla Meyer. Rounding out the collection are the woefully comic tale of a clerks acquisition of The Overcoat and the celebrated novella Taras Bulba about the Ukrainian mythic hero said to have led a bloody Cossack revolt against the Poles.Translated by Priscilla Meyer and Andrew R. In The Carriage, a pompous landowner gets his comeuppance when he attempts to impress a general. And with his special blend of comedy, social commentary, and fantasy, Nikolai Gogol paved the way for his countrymen Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. This sampling of Gogols works includes the increasingly fantastic entries of The Diary of a Madman, followed by the wonderfully surrealistic The Nose, in which the title character embarks on some unlikely activities when separated from its owners face. Some call him a Russian Mark Twain.