Divided soul: The life of Gogol. Henri Troyat. Minerva Press, 1975. Softcover, 489 pages. Book is in good condition with several minor flaws such as edge wear and light soil to edges. Binding is solid, pages are crisp pages and text is clean text and free of marks. 1 copy only.
Henri Troyat (Lev Aslanovich Tarasov) was born in Moscow in 1911. His family fled Russia after the outbreak of the Russian revolution and settled in Paris in 1920. He has written and published more than 100 books, novels and biographies, among them those of Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and even Ivan the Terrible. He was heavily influenced by Gogol and wrote short stories collected in The Common Grave (1939), (From the Philanthropist to the Redhead (1945) and The Story of Eve) 1964). Troyat passed away in 2007 at the age of 95.