Nikolai Gogol
Nikolai Gogol Nikolai Gogol
Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions Books. 1944.

First edition. 177x117mm. pp. [6], 172. Frontispiece portrait of Gogol and one further photograph. Original beige cloth, spine lettered in dark brown. Original illustrated dust jacket. In very good condition with two small chips to top edge of dust jacket. Protected by mylar wrapper. Internally fine. Front pastedown has label of Van Shaik's bookstore in Pretoria, South Africa. Nabokov's Gogol was the fifth volume in New Directions' "The Makers of Modern Literature" series. Described as a work of "creative criticism", it sought to place Gogol in his proper, Russian context.