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  1. Kenny Kenny says:

    What a wonderful Ukrainian folktale

  2. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    “The Night Before Christmas”—the first story in the second volume of Gogol’s Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka 1832—is one of the author’s Ukrainian stories in which the supernatural element is strong and I believe that it is precisely these stories which constitute his best early work Of all of them though this tale of Christmas Eve is my favoriteLike my other favorite St John’s Eve the movement of both the prose and the plot seems daringly improvisational at times dangerously arbitrary at others and yet when the conclusion is eventually reached each diversion each apparent divagation proves itself proportional to the whole and complements and contributes to the satisfying resolution It is a high wire act of a short story at any moment we feel Gogol will plummet to the ground but instead he concludes with a flourish and proudly takes a well earned bowThe story like many folk tales—a tradition Gogol imitates—is much too complicated to summarize Let’s just say its about our hero the blacksmith Vakula and the adventures he encounters trying to win the love of Okhsana the beautiful daughter of Choub and that it involves a witch named Solokha a bunch of would be adulterers hiding in coal sacks a Cossack wizard named Patsiuk who eats levitating dumplings a trip through the air to St Petersburg the Czarina Catherine’s slippers and the Czarina herself and a devil big enough to steal the moon and summon a snow storm yet small enough to fit right in Vakula’s pocket Oh and there’s a happy ending of course I’ll end this review—just for the hell of it—with the levitating dumplings Patsiuk opened his mouth wide looked at the dumplings and opened his mouth still wider Just then a dumpling flipped out of the bowl plopped into the sour cream turned over on the other side jumped up and went straight into Patsiuk’s mouth Patsiuk ate it and again opened his mouth and in went another dumpling in the same way He was left only with the work of chewing and swallowing“See what a marvel” thought the blacksmith opening his mouth in surprise and noticing straightaway that a dumpling was going into his mouth as well and had already smeared his lips with sour cream Pushing the dumpling away and wiping his lips the blacksmith began to reflect on what wonders happen in the world and what clever things a man could attain to by means of the unclean powers

  3. Loretta Loretta says:

    Totally different book than American writer Clement C Moore's The Night Before Christmas Moore's book is all visions of sugar plums danced in their heads while Gogol's book has the devil running amok on the night before ChristmasMy Penguin Classic edition has a small synopsis in the beginning of the book and I uote The Night Before Christmas is still read aloud to children on Christmas Eve in Ukraine and Russia Simarliy Clement C Moore's book is still read aloud to American children and probably to a whole host of children of different nationalities including Ukrainen and Russian Moore's book is sweet Gogol's is a bit dark especially for children Gogol wrote another children's book that I read recently called Sorotchintzy Fair The book is similar to his The Night Before Christmas for it's a story of good and evil which basically that's what Gogol's Night Before Christmas is all aboutMerry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight 🎄🎅🏻

  4. Piyangie Piyangie says:

    This is an interesting Christmas story with a combination of reality and fantasy With an unusual character set which includes the Devil a witch and a pious blacksmith Gogol creates a charming story thematically touching on good against evil love jealousy and revenge For a short fiction Gogol has employed uite a number of themes; and for each theme there is an abstract story within the whole All combined Gogol creates an engaging story in The Night Before ChristmasThis is my first reading experience of Nikolai Gogol I may have not approached him with his best work which my instinct tells me but this is still a good introduction to his work I was really impressed with his writing It has a simple elegance with a touch of satire And I like the way he tells his story; it is captivating I can easily put him on par with Dostoevsky and Tolstoy for his skill at story telling Overall this was a pretty good first read I'm really happy to have come across yet another Russian author that I want to explore further

  5. Karina Karina says:

    This was a fast paced read on a Ukrainian Russian folktale And I enjoyed the drawings in itOn this one night there is an ordinary devil left to roam among Christian folk and teach them devilish tricksIf a man carries the devil on his shoulders he doesn't have far to go pg 36

  6. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    The Night Before Christmas is a scary and hilarious and jolly and most delicious Gothic love story Why is it so Gothic? Because the blacksmith and the devil are in love with the same girl and on Christmas Eve they start competing for her heart“The devil flew up to the moon reached out and tried to grab it but must have burned his fingers for he hopped on one leg sucking on his hand He walked around it and tried again from the other side and again jumped back But the sly one didn’t give up he suddenly grabbed the moon with both hands and juggling it like a hot pancake stuffed it in his pocket and flew off as though nothing had happened In our village of Dikanka no one noticed the theft True when the district scribe crawled out of the tavern on all fours he thought he saw the moon dancing in the sky but who would believe him?”The Devil as usual employs his devilish ways“In his spare time you see the blacksmith dabbled in painting and actually enjoyed a considerable local reputation The pinnacle of his art was agreed to be a large panel inside the church porch which depicted St Peter expelling the devil from hell on the day of the Last Judgment Faced with imminent death the terrified devil darts here and there while the forgiven sinners bash him with whips and sticks The devil tried everything to stop Vakula from finishing the hateful portrait shoving his hand blowing soot on the panel—but despite his heartiest efforts the painting was completed and nailed to the church wall and since then the devil swore to take revenge on its creator”And such are the ways of the sly blacksmithMiracles surprises and mischief are in abundance and the tale is extremely colourful And of course good wins in the most unexpected way

  7. classic reverie classic reverie says:

    Starting my Christmas reading late but looking forward to my 4 stories nonetheless I started Nikolai Gogol's The Night Before Christmas first and intended to read on Christmas Eve but my plans always seem to change LOL This is the first work that I read by Gogol Dead Souls is on my list for 2019 What I found interesting in this story which was different than my Russian Christmas stories that I read last year; this was upbeat though it steeped in moral guidance but in a fun way and last years were melancholy and depressing though I also love them If interested click on my Christmas shelf above to see those storiesThis short story is fantasy farce and has a religious element from beginning to end but with such an interesting set of characters What does this have to do with Christmas? It takes place the night before but other than that Christmas really is not mentioned but Christianity and The Devil are at odds The Devil look to play havoc by stealing the moon causing pitch darkness The witch is a lady of the neighborhood who is interesting in that her son is a great example of his Christian faith which provides him with a weapon against The Devil's devilish plans Add many townspeople that are characters in themself and a beautiful girl who indeed likes her looks this becomes uite the story Under the book's description this is read to children which some parts seem interesting for children's minds but the morals for the children are good lessons learned If our relatives are not the sort of moral guidance needed one can find those who can direct and live their lives uite on opposite poles and live a better life Oh add a touch of romance which makes this story uite endearingThis version had two end notes that were helpful and several other things I looked up on my own A wonderful read IMO I could feel myself in the blackness of a blizzard and watched the story played out The illustrations were very enjoyable💕💕🌼💖

  8. Florencia Florencia says:

    This short story appears in the second volume of the book Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka Don't let the name fool you it's not the typical Christmas tale it's just as weird as another one I recently read The Christmas Tree and the Wedding It starts so peacefully a perfect Christmas depiction And suddenly a witch And then the Devil looking for good people to teach them to sin If it weren't for Gogol's brilliant writing and detailed descriptions that let you enjoy this even I'd be bored to deathThe way Gogol described the Devil reminded me of a Disney's devil you know the one that appears in the movie Fantasia I loved that film until the last part “Night on Bald Mountain” Oh my that image freaked me out so bad But even as a kid I loved animated films with classical background music Yup I was a very popular kid at schoolAnyway this devil hated a blacksmithartist that painted a well known picture of Saint Peter and a defeated evil spirit so he sworn vengeance on this handsome fellow that was in love with a beautiful girl one of those conceited girls that know they're beautiful but deny their beauty so other people tell them that they're indeed beautiful; a uite annoying habit Therefore his evil plan was to steal the moon And the reason is explained by Gogol in such a funny and delicate manner And that might be his trademark being able to write about kind people or bad people with no morals committing uestionable or despicable acts but without losing humor nor subtlety Just a sampleview spoilerThe witch seeing herself suddenly in the dark cried out Here the devil sidling up to her took her under the arm and started whispering in her ear what is usually whispered to the whole of womankind Wondrous is the working of the world All who live in it try to mimic and mock one another In short everything tries to get ahead When will these people cease their vanity I'll bet many would be surprised to see the devil getting up to it as well What's most vexing is that he must fancy he's a handsome fellow whereas—it's shameful to look him in the face A mug as Foma Grigorievich says that's the vilest of the vile and yet he too goes philandering But it got so dark in the sky and under the sky that it was no longer possible to see what went on further between them hide spoiler

  9. WhatIReallyRead WhatIReallyRead says:

    Why did I read a Christmas story in the middle of the summer? No idea But it was Gogol and it was awesome As always love the writing and love how he incorporated the local Ukrainian culture folklore and customs into his narrative Great atmosphere and a fun read

  10. B. P. Rinehart B. P. Rinehart says:

    Well this was different This is my second time reading Gogol and it is a much better introduction than my first attempt This is my Christmas read for the year and it is a Christmas story like no other; this guy s not your average Charles Dickens He took this story places I definitely didn't see it going The events of this story could have happened on any night but the fact that it happens on Christmas Eve Jan 5th in this neck of the woods elevates the craziness of the events If I learned anything from his story it is this check your coal sacks buy your own shoesMerry Christmas

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Ночь перед Рождеством [PDF / Epub] ★ Ночь перед Рождеством By Nikolai Gogol – Buyprobolan50.co.uk It is the night before Christmas and devilry is afoot The devil steals the moon and hides it in his pocket He is thus free to run amok and inflicts all sorts of wicked mischief upon the village of Dik It is the night before Christmas and devilry is afoot The devil steals the moon and hides it in his pocket He is thus free to run amok and inflicts all sorts of wicked Ночь перед PDF/EPUB or mischief upon the village of Dikanka by unleashing a snowstorm But the one he’d really like to torment is the town blacksmith Vakula who creates paintings of the devil being vanuished Vakula is in love with Oksana but she will have nothing to do with him Vakula however is determined to win her over even if it means battling the devilTaken from Nikolai Gogol’s first successful work the story collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka The Night Before Christmas is available here for the first time as a stand alone novella and is a perfect introduction to the great Russian satirist.

  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Ночь перед Рождеством
  • Nikolai Gogol
  • English
  • 05 August 2014
  • 9780811219471

About the Author: Nikolai Gogol

Николай Васильевич ГогольNikolai Gogol born in Sorochyntsi Poltava Governorate Russian Empire present day Ukraine Russian writer of Ukrainian descent Gogol's mother was a descendant of Polish nobility Gogol's father Vasyl Hohol Yanovsky a Ukrainian Ночь перед PDF/EPUB or writer best known for his plays died when Gogol was years old In Gogol went to a school of higher art in Nizhyn and remained there until It was there that he began writing Very early he developed a dark and secretive disposition marked by a painful self consciousness and boundless ambition Eually early he developed an extraordinary talent for mimicry which later on made him a matchless reader of his own worksIn on leaving school Gogol came to Petersburg He had hoped for literary fame and brought with him a Romantic poem of German idyllic life – Ganz Küchelgarten He had it published at his own expense under the name of V Alov The magazines he sent it to almost universally derided it He bought all the copies and destroyed them swearing never to write poetry againGogol was one of the first masters of the short story alongside Alexander Pushkin Prosper Mérimée E T A Hoffmann and Nathaniel Hawthorne He was in touch with the literary aristocracy and was taken up by Vasily Zhukovsky and Pyotr Pletnyov and in was introduced to PushkinIn he brought out the first volume of his Ukrainian stories Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka which met with immediate success He followed it in with a second volume and in by two volumes of stories entitled Mirgorod as well as by two volumes of miscellaneous prose entitled Arabesues At this time Gogol developed a passion for Ukrainian history and tried to obtain an appointment to the history department at Kiev University His fictional story Taras Bulba based on the history of Ukrainian cossacks was the result of this phase in his interests Between and Gogol worked with great energy though almost all his work has in one way or another its sources in his four years of contact with Pushkin Only after the presentation on April of his comedy The Government Inspector Revizor that he finally came to believe in his literary vocationFrom to he lived abroad travelling throughout Germany and Switzerland as well as spending the winter of – in ParisPushkin's death produced a strong impression on Gogol His principal work during years following Pushkin's death was the satirical epic Dead Souls Concurrently he worked at other tasks – recast Taras Bulba and The Portrait completed his second comedy Marriage Zhenitba wrote the fragment Rome and his most famous short story The OvercoatAfter the triumph of Dead Souls Gogol came to be regarded as a great satirist who lampooned the unseemly sides of Imperial Russia However Dead Souls was but the first part of a counterpart to The Divine Comedy The first part represented the Inferno; the second part was to depict the gradual purification and transformation of the rogue Chichikov under the influence of virtuous publicans and governors – PurgatoryHis last years were spent in restless movement throughout the country He intensified his relationship with a church elder Matvey Konstantinovsky He seems to have strengthened in Gogol the fear of perdition by insisting on the sinfulness of all his imaginative work His health was undermined by exaggerated ascetic practices and he fell into a state of deep depression On the night of February he burned some of his manuscripts which contained most of the second part of Dead Souls He explained this as a mistake a practical joke played on him by the Devil Soon thereafter he took to bed refused all food and died in great pain nine days later For goodread's profile in Russian see.