* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Nose

The Nose

by Nikolai Gogol

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Gogol started life as a minor civil servant, sort of as a day job while trying to make it as a writer—so maybe he knows a little more than the average dude what Kovalev is all about. (source)

His BFF was Aleksandr Pushkin, the super-famous Russian romantic poet and author. Some of the ideas for Gogol's most famous work, the novel Dead Souls, came from Pushkin. (source)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement