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George Gibian

George Gibian was Goldwin Smith Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. His honors include Fulbright, Guggenheim, American Philosophical Society, and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships. He was the author of The Man in the Black Coat: Russia’s Lost Literature of the Absurd, The Interval of Freedom: Russian Literature During the Thaw, and Tolstoj and Shakespeare. He was the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and War and Peace, and Gogol’s Dead Souls, and of the Viking Penguin Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader. Professor Gibian’s articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, the Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, among others.

Books by George Gibian

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    Dead Souls

    Nikolai Gogol, George Reavey, George Gibian

    Paperback, 1971

    Part I of Dead Souls was published in 1842. Part II of Dead Souls exists only in fragments. The novel belongs to the great unfinished works of world literature (such as The Aeneid) whose...
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    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian

    Second Edition, Paperback, 1995

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    Russia's Lost Literature of the Absurd

    Daniel Kharms, Alexander Vvedensky, George Gibian, George Gibian

    Paperback, 2008

    “The Russian literary heritage of the 1920’s and 1930’s continues to grow as significant works are uncovered that were long forgotten or never published. The most recent find is not a single work...
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    Anna Karenina

    Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian

    First Edition, Paperback, 1995