The Nose Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    Gogol’s “The Nose” (1835), is an early triumph of surrealism, daring and delightful in the way it jars and disjoins one realitiy from another, but it is also a vivid realistic depiction of the s...

  • Glenn Russell

    The Nose - Nikolai Gogol's beloved tale of civil servant Major Kovalyov waking up one morning to discover his nose has left his face and is living a life of its own. Much of the story's humor focuses ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Нос Nos = The Nose, Nikolai GogolThe Nose is a satirical short story by Nikolai Gogol written during his time living in St. Petersburg. During this time, Gogol's works were primarily focused on sur...

  • Florencia

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes. As expected, this is a hilarious story. After an intriguing introduction t...

  • Majenta

    Comic relief for sinus season. I found it on a site that offered it in several other languages, so I'll be reading a few of those....

  • Praveen

    One day a nose suddenly goes To whither, nobody knowsThus leaving a smooth vacancyOn gentle face an averse fancyThen it was found in the streetPanting owner, rushing feetHis nose was now higher in ran...

  • Sean Barrs

    “This world is full of the most outrageous nonsense. Sometimes things happen which you would hardly think possible.” Indeed, like losing your nose. And for the man who has lost his nose, his li...

  • Darwin8u

    “Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all” ― Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, The NoseVol N° 46 of my Penguin Little Black Classics Box Set. This volume contai...

  • Cindy

    Some people take Gogol too seriously. Me? I just apply duct tape to the edges of my nose to make sure it won't get up and walk away. It seems to be a functional, cheap solution. And I can change the c...

  • Anya (~on a semi-hiatus~)

    So...I sort of removed my nose. (ok don't laugh pls, I know I look mad. I did it for er, literature)[Voldanya] (A portmanteau of Voldemort and Ananya, geddit geddit? :D :D :D)Notice how the patch is a...