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The Sexual Labyrinth of Nikolai Gogol

Through careful textual readings of Gogol’s most famous works, Karlinsky argues that Gogol’s homosexual orientation—which Gogol himself could not accept or forgive in himself—may provide the missing key to the riddle of Gogol’s personality.

"A brilliant new biography that will long be prized for its illuminating psychological insights into Gogol’s actions, its informative readings of his fiction and drama, and its own stylistic grace and vivacity."—Edmund White, Washington Post Book World

344 pages | 5 halftones | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1976

Biography and Letters

Gay and Lesbian Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: Slavic Languages

Table of Contents

Introductory Note
The Sexual Labyrinth of Nikolai Gogol
Annotated Mini-Bibliography of Gogol in English

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