We’re doing another mini-series! This time, on Russian novelists! As we should, we start at the beginning with the author of the first Russian Novel, Nikolai Gogol and his book Dead Souls.

Show Notes

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Here are the links relating to the episode:

7 Writers Who Were Inspired by Russian Literature

This is a wonderful write up of Gogol.  It’s almost like Time Magazine did a piece on him!

Here’s a link to the Penguin Classics version of Dead Souls.

Here are two examples of modern Defamiliarization: