Was also bewegte Gogols Seele, dass er den Mantel schrieb? Er scheut den Kontakt zu anderen, vermeidet ihn, wenn es irgendwie geht. Er lebt nur so vor sich hin. Warum erschreckt ihn die minimale Initiative? Doch Gogol macht eine narrative Kehrtwende. Ein neuer Mantel, ein neuer Mensch?
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Shelves: favorites , russian My first contact with Gogol, and certainly not my last. This little book tells the story of Akakiy Akakievitch, a certain official in a certain department where nobody showed him any sign of respect. He was laughed at by his co-workers. All the bullying, the bad jokes, the embarrassing moments that make you gently ask the ground My first contact with Gogol, and certainly not my last.
All the bullying, the bad jokes, the embarrassing moments that make you gently ask the ground to eat you alive, the psychological violence you cannot get rid of, all that, now You have to love the irony.
The Overcoat is, well, a story about an overcoat. It seems to have more importance than Akakiy himself, the responsible guy with the unfortunate name.
That is another thing Please, spare them a lot of trouble and save yourselves a lot of money in psychologists and start naming your kids properly. Rant officially over. If you search for "Akakiy Akakievitch", you will understand.
As I was saying, this book is about view spoiler [a man who was constantly humiliated at work and his ruined overcoat, which he wanted to repair because of the cold, cold winter and the bad, bad jokes. So he decided to buy a new one and after living under a tight budget, he managed to do so. And suddenly, he was a respectable man. That laughable poor devil who always endured those vicious jokes and never replied to anyone, was now a significant part of his department; of society, even.
His brand new overcoat gave him confidence, some self esteem. People at his department even organized a party in his honor.
I loved this story. I found some honest and beautiful lines And now. That is one of the reasons I love literature. Books written hundreds of years ago reflect situations, attitudes, emotions, ways of thinking that we see nowadays. Feelings towards routine and overbearing bureaucracy, discrimination, injustice, exploitation, alienation are the same two centuries ago and now.
Not all writers have what it takes to explore these universal emotions and write something that you can immediately relate to. But Gogol seems to be one of them. Apparently, he had that keen eye meant to observe individuals and humanity as a whole, and was able to write about it in such a beautiful manner I could totally see my previous boss in some pages.
Dostoyevsky, Bulgakov. The Overcoat is a short story that contains too much. Do not miss it. Sep 7,
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