'''Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol''' (April 1, 1809–March 4, 1852) was a Russian-language writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, Gogol wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature.

The novel ''Literature/DeadSouls'' (1842), the play ''Revizor'' (''The Government Inspector'' or ''The Inspector General'') (1836, 1842), and the short stories "The Overcoat" (1842) and "The Nose" (1835/36) count among his masterpieces. His works are highly allegorical and, especially in the case of his short stories like "The Overcoat" and "The Nose", are early examples of MagicalRealism with Surrealist influences. {{Cossacks}} are major figures in several of works, including ''Taras Bulba'' and ''A Terrible Vengeance.''

!! Works on the wiki:
* ''Literature/DeadSouls''
* "Literature/DiaryOfAMadman"
* "Literature/ATerribleVengeance"