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Published by Abril Cultural first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Almas Mortasplease sign up. I want to read this book but I have some reservations about its integrity. You know, it was gpgol part of a bigger project of Gogol’s. Could anybody tell if it ends up logically? Because I don’t want to read a book undone, like Kafka’s The Castle. I’m waiting for your respond, thanks in advance.

Are the missing pages in Part 2, chapter 3 a joke by the author? Considering the allure of the information being sought, it seems like the perfect joke. I could not find any reference to this online. Brent Ranalli I thought the same thing–tantalizing and would be a good joke. But no, what is included and omitted in Part 2 appears to be simply a reflection of …more I thought the same thing–tantalizing and would be a good joke.

But no, what is included and omitted in Part 2 appears to be simply a reflection of what could be reconstructed from the author’s papers. See all 4 questions about Almas Mortas…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Okay, not quite “coffin ready” dead, but certainly bored to the point of suffering intermittent bouts of narcolepsy. The historical detail is both precise morts very broad as Gogol includes in the narrative detailed discussions of many aspects of Russian life from the economy to social life gogoll politics to the very unique mindset of the Russian people.

Thus, as a historical overview of a not very well known period of Russian history the ggol is very good. In addition, the basic plot itself or at least mortaz idea of the plot was very interesting. aalmas

Serfs, while not exactly the same as slaves, are similar enough for purposes of this review alms they were considered property and had very few rights.

The taxes that Russian landowners paid during this time were based on the number of serfs they owned. Why he motas to do this, I will not spoil but it is very clever and I thought an excellent basis for a good story. So we have a book that is very well written, full of superb historical detail and an original and potentially interesting plot.


So what was the problem? No, in all seriousness, I found the book to be simply way too dull and plodding. I kept trying to give this the benefit of the doubt, it is a classic after all, but it was just determined to remian gogop very interesting or enjoyable. The various characters Chichikov encounters were intended to portray various types of Russians and I guess I was not familiar almad with the period to understand the nuances and thus the intended caricature that Gogal was trying to highlight.

Therefore, the various encounters just sort of bled into one another and left me anxious for the end.

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In sum, this was a book that I could appreciate on many levels the quality of the writing, the historical detail, the cleverness of the plot and there were certainly moments of the story that I truly liked.

However, at the end of the day, from the standpoint of my enjoyment of the novel as literature, I can alma rate it higher than two stars. View all 32 comments. This is a book I picked up a long time ago when I worked in the bookstore scene.

It was being trashed because these books in the Greatest Masterpieces of Russian Literature collection with these not-even-faux-leather binding are super cheap, and the binding was already coming off. So I saved it from certain death and it’s been with me ever since. I finally took the opportunity to read it now, in April, because I needed something Russian for a group I’m hogol, and it seemed as good a time as any. Ex This is a book I picked up a long time ago when I worked in the bookstore scene.

Except the thing is, for me, that it’s best to read Russian novels in the dead of winter, when the sky is grey, the snow is falling, or at least the air feels brisk, cold, and makes you want to die inside.

Reading a Russian novel in spring when the trees and flowers are starting to bloom, the skies are blue with occasional rainand the sun is almost always fucking shining is really difficult for me to accomplish.

On top of that, this is a political, satirical novel, and we all know how I do with satire. It just doesn’t work for me. That being said, it’s an okay book. I didn’t love it. I’ve been waiting all of this time to read this Russian classic and it fell pretty short for me. And, yes, I “got it”.

Social commentary or criticism is just fine, but whenever it’s portrayed through a satirical lens, I get all fussy inside because things don’t feel as amusing as they are meant to be. There are some, such as Nabokov, who apparently criticized the concept of this being satirical, and I find that more interesting than the novel itself.

So I may be looking into that in more detail moving forward. In fact, after reading the Wikipedia entry, I’d say Nabokov and I are in agreement on this front: For instance, Nabokov regarded the plot of Dead Morgas as unimportant and Gogol as a great writer whose works skirted the irrational and whose prose style combined superb descriptive power with a disregard for novelistic cliches.

True, Chichikov displays a most extraordinary moral rot, but the whole idea of buying and selling dead souls is, to Nabokov, ridiculous on its face; therefore, the provincial setting of the novel is a most unsuitable backdrop for any of the progressive, reformist or Christian readings of the work. There’s morgas the issue for me of the two different parts of the novel.


The first part, mortqs which Chichikov first shows up, starts talking with the town about the acquisition of “dead souls”, etc. The reader finds out the truth, amas voila, there we go.

But then Gogol felt the need to write a second part! And therein lies the problem. Chichikov goes on with his little project, but this second round just does not prove as interesting as the first round. And then Gogal went on and destroyed part of it and then died and the story ends mid-sentence, and that just doesn’t work for me.

Yes, this is about me. All in all I’m glad to have finally read this book. The binding did officially fall off entirely as I was finishing this book, so I will leave it one of the free library mailbox things around the neighborhood because no one would give me any money for this copy.

It’s good to read this from a Russian-novel perspective, since Gogol did touch on a lot of 19th century political issues. For those of us who enjoy a good Russian novel, this is a rather important one and worth reading, but if you’re like me and satire in literature falls flat, then don’t expect to love this one.

Or, rather, expect to enjoy the first part but be disappointed in the second part. Chichikov is a wiener. Oh Nikolai, you had some clever characters developing. You made me laugh out loud like no Russian literature has done before. I told my wife that I loved Gogol.

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But you made me a liar. All of the sudden, you waxed loquacious about the Russian countryside and the main character’s psyche. Suddenly you were offering up major details about some minor characters troubled youth, and you went on and on and on and on. I’m told that you burned the sequel to this book because the devil appea Oh Nikolai, you had some clever characters developing.

I’m told that you burned the sequel to this book because the devil appeared to you. This is it, Nick. Can I call you Nick? We have a saying in America. I finished your book because I had gotten far enough. I believed you were going somewhere. I believed in this Russian classic by a notable master. But I believed wrong. Too much meaningless dialogue.

I’m reluctant to read another Gogol movel because I’m afraid of what there might be too much of the same. Fortunately, you still have a great search engine.

A sometimes fun, but ultimately very empty, book. This book ended up disappointing me a lot. The first pages or so were really quite fun. The book is pretty light-hearted, with very little serious drama in it. The debauched main character, Chichikov, goes around trying to pull off a get-rich-quick scheme.