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The Hunger Artist

Author: Darra Goldstein

Mar/Apr 2009
Page 34   ( 6 pages)

Summary: Gogol's writing is intensely sensual - full of rich tastes, smells, sights and sounds. We consider how his fixation on food and digestion influenced his storytelling, how, as Nabokov put it, "the belly is the belle of his stories."

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