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MADMAN'S DIARY

by Nicolaï Gogol

Created in February 2010

This strange and fascinating novel is a Russian master piece of literature. Written in 1835, it is the only script in Gogol’s repertoire that is written in the first person singular and as a diary. The author illustrates the wanderings of Poprichtchine, a misanthrope civil servant who gradually sinks into a state of madness. He begins by experiencing strange loving feelings, surprises the conversation of two dogs, then takes himself for the king of Spain...