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4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 4.19 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikolai Gogol Narrator: Txemi del Olmo Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) - Escritor ruso, cuyas obras de teatro, relatos y novelas se encuentran entre las obras maestras de la literatura realista rusa del siglo XIX. Nació el 31 de marzo de 1809, en Mirgorod, provincia de Poltava, de padres cosacos. En 1820 se fue a vivir a San Petersburgo, donde consiguió trabajo como funcionario público y se dio a conocer entre los círculos literarios. Entre 1826 y 1848 Gogol vivió principalmente en Roma. En 1843 viajó en peregrinación a Tierra Santa y a su regreso cayó bajo la influencia de un sacerdote fanático, quien le convenció de que sus obras narrativas eran pecaminosas. A raíz de ello, Gogol destruyó una gran cantidad de manuscritos inéditos. La figura de Gogol se puede comparar con la de otros grandes escritores rusos, como los novelistas Leon Tolstoi, Ivan Turgueniev y Fedor Dostoievski, y el poeta Alexandr Pushkin, que fue amigo íntimo durante toda su vida y el mejor crítico de su literatura. Murió el 4 de marzo de 1852, en Moscú, al borde de la locura.

El capote - Akaki Akákievich es un funcionario que trabaja como copista. Hombre austero, sencillo y conformado con su gris rutina, dedica sus ratos libres a lo único que le complace, la fiel copia de documentos. Hace tiempo que su capote se cae a pedazos y, a base de privaciones y esfuerzo, reúne el dinero necesario para comprar uno nuevo. La prenda causa sensación entre sus compañeros que, medio en broma, organizan una cena en su honor. Tras la fiesta, mientras regresa a su casa, le atracan y le roban su preciado capote. El funcionario recurre a la autoridad en busca de justicia pero sólo recibe desconsideración y, poco después, muere víctima de un fuerte catarro. Pero el bueno de Akaki aún dará que hablar... Con este triste relato, salpicado de fino humor, Gogol hace un entrañable retrato de la desangelada existencia de un hombre que, a pesar de ello, encuentra su momento de gloria.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/8/2014

    " Great short story. Not one wasted word. I found a free digital scan of it on the Hathi Trust Digital Library. In that version the title was translated as "The Mantle". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geraldine Kim | 1/26/2014

    " I love this. So much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/20/2013

    " I just had to read it after it had been referred to so frequently in "The Namesake". It is a short story that packs a punch about gain and loss and a little bit about revenge. It "haunts" the reader in more than one way. Very interesting, I can see why it is a classic. The description of a Soviet winter was very, very chilling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/14/2013

    " Weird. Amusing. Short. Pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meena | 11/28/2013

    " awesome book. Gogol's portrayal of the civil servant was sympathetic and started a trend in literature where social misfits could be real people. For us social misfits, a must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leroy Seat | 9/21/2013

    " I read this play because of the reference to it in the movie "The Namesake" (2006). But it was pretty much a disappointment, and I read to the end only because it was quite short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 6/7/2013

    " Profoundly depressing, but still great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 eti | 3/8/2013

    " mustinya bagus, tapi sayang banget, terjemahannya kurang nyaman untuk dibaca :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 cindy | 3/13/2012

    " Kumpulan tujuh cerita pendek karya Nikolai Gogol yang sarat dengan tema kesederhanaan dan kerakyatan, disampaikan dengan cara yang juga sederhana dan merakyat. Mudah dibaca tapi tak mudah dilupakan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cipri | 6/9/2011

    " Viata este ca Mantaua lui Gogol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steffanie Anderson | 5/25/2011

    " Better the second time, years after the first college read, on a rainy day aloud, with kids in tow. Disturbingly delightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kzr0 | 5/23/2011

    " I was introduced to Gogol in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Name Sake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisyjess | 5/15/2011

    " Food for thought. I get a little more from it with each read through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dipa Raditya | 4/22/2011

    " My first Russian novel, Gogol style of writing still overcoats most of the Russian authors "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meena | 3/31/2011

    " awesome book. Gogol's portrayal of the civil servant was sympathetic and started a trend in literature where social misfits could be real people. For us social misfits, a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikolay | 3/30/2011

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmi | 2/21/2011

    " This little book (short story? novella?) was my first Gogol. It is a really sad story, and you can tell that a disaster is coming. That didn't surprise me, but I didn't expect Gogol to write in such a casual and humorous style. I liked it a lot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 1/13/2011

    " "We all come out from Gogol's Overcoat..." true that, Dostoyevsky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabreena | 12/12/2010

    " I came from Gogol's underpants and I'm lovin it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mery | 11/17/2010

    " One of my favourite stories EVER. Read it if you can, you'll not regret. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ornela | 11/7/2010

    " this is one of the best books of gogol and of russian literature as well. The stories are original and I was shocked when i finished it. "

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