The Squabble - Gogol, Nikolai Vasil'evich, and Aplin, Hugh (Translated by), and McCabe, Patrick (Foreword by)

Nikolai Gogol's short story is a sublime work of tragi-comedy. In it, he brilliantly ridicules the Ukrainian passion for litigation and reveals life as something really rather absurd. Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich are the greatest of friends--until the day they begin a foolish quarrel that culminates in that very worst of insults: "And you, ...

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The Squabble 2002, Hesperus Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781843910138

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