Nikolai Gogol, the Russian satirist and moralist, author of the famous short story The Nose, about an olfactory organ who develops a life of its own, as well as the novel Dead Souls and the play The Inspector-General, both lampooning Imperial Russia and its bureaucracy – b. April Fool’s Day, 1809 (or according to some, Mar. 31st); d. 1852, partly due to self-inflicted starvation…

“Whatever you may say, the body depends on the soul.” — N.G.


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April 1, 2011 · 5:51 pm

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