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Overview

Author

Nikolai Gogol

Year Published

1836

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fantasy, Satire

Perspective and Narrator

The story "The Nose" is told by an omniscient limited third-person narrator, focusing first on the barber Ivan Yakovlevich and then on the assessor Kovalev. The narrator intrudes on events to offer commentary at the end of the story.

Tense

The story "The Nose" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "The Nose" refers to the nose that disappears from—and later reappears on—the face of the protagonist, Kovalev.

Summary

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