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 (gô′gəl, gō′gôl), Nikolai Vasilievich 1809-1852.
Russian writer considered the founder of realism in Russian literature. His works include "The Overcoat" (1842) and Dead Souls (1842).
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(ˈɡəʊɡɒl; Russian ˈɡɔɡəlj)
(Biography) Nikolai Vasilievich (nikaˈlaj vaˈsiljɪvitʃ). 1809–52, Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer. His best-known works are The Government Inspector (1836), a comedy satirizing bureaucracy, and the novel Dead Souls (1842)
ˌGoˈgolian adj
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(ˈgoʊ gəl, -gɔl)

Nikolai Vasilievich, 1809–52, Russian writer.
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