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started reading Short Fiction by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Short Fiction (EBook, Standard Ebooks) No rating

This is Standard Ebooks' collection of Gogol's shorter works. It appears to be a compilation …

replied to el dang's status

urgh, the first story in the Gogol compilation dropped enough casual antisemitism that I didn't really process what the story was about, and I haven't had the gumption to read the next one yet. I hope they're not all like this, because I would like to be less clueless about this author.

Took me a while to pick the Gogol back up because the antisemitism of "St. John's Eve" was so overwhelming. I'm glad I did though. "A May Night" is delightfully weird and I was actually able to enjoy it.

I may just skip Taras Bulba because I've heard that that's particularly hateful about both Jews and Turks, but it looks like I'll at least be able to enjoy the rest of the collection.