The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches by Nikolai Gogol audiobook

The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches

By Nikolai Gogol , Leonid Andreyev , and Anton Chekhov
Directed by Cassandra de Cuir
Compiled and narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing
6.19 Hours Unabridged
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Centering on the picaresque realism of Nikolai Gogol’s (1809–1852) mid-nineteenth-century visions of the extraordinary in everyday life, this collection mines the ambiance and mind of pre-Revolutionary Russia. These seven stories take us from the Miracle Mile of St. Petersburg’s Nevsky Prospekt, and a summer night in a Ukrainian village, to the fantastical psychological geographies of fathers, sons, and madmen. Augmenting Gogol’s visions are two disturbing tales by the foremost storyteller of Russia’s “Silver Age” Leonid Andreyev (1871–1919), and a coda from one of Anton Chekhov’s (1860–1904) stable of memorable characters. Contents include: Nevsky Prospekt - Nikolai Gogol The Diary of a Madman - Nikolai Gogol  Silence - Leonid Andreyev May Night or The Drowned Girl - Nikolai Gogol  Laughter - Leonid Andreyev The Portrait - Nikolai Gogol  On the Harmfulness of Smoking Tobacco - Anton Chekhov

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Centering on the picaresque realism of Nikolai Gogol’s (1809–1852) mid-nineteenth-century visions of the extraordinary in everyday life, this collection mines the ambiance and mind of pre-Revolutionary Russia. These seven stories take us from the Miracle Mile of St. Petersburg’s Nevsky Prospekt, and a summer night in a Ukrainian village, to the fantastical psychological geographies of fathers, sons, and madmen. Augmenting Gogol’s visions are two disturbing tales by the foremost storyteller of Russia’s “Silver Age” Leonid Andreyev (1871–1919), and a coda from one of Anton Chekhov’s (1860–1904) stable of memorable characters.

Contents include:

  1. Nevsky Prospekt - Nikolai Gogol
  2. The Diary of a Madman - Nikolai Gogol 
  3. Silence - Leonid Andreyev
  4. May Night or The Drowned Girl - Nikolai Gogol 
  5. Laughter - Leonid Andreyev
  6. The Portrait - Nikolai Gogol 
  7. On the Harmfulness of Smoking Tobacco - Anton Chekhov

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Author Bio: Nikolai Gogol

Author Bio: Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852) was a preeminent Ukrainian-born author. He is particularly famous for those stories which veer in the direction of surrealism and the grotesque.

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Author Bio: Leonid Andreyev

Author Bio: Leonid Andreyev

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Author Bio: Anton Chekhov

Author Bio: Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays, is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. He described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, thereby becoming the prominent representative of the late nineteenth-century Russian realist school. His early stream-of-consciousness style strongly influenced the literary world, including writers such as James Joyce.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English