The Overcoat: By Nikolai Gogol - Performed in Russian
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In this recording from 1960, noted Soviet actor Maksim Straukh narrates a dramatized version of The Overcoat in the original Russian. One of the most well-known of Nikolai Gogol’s short stories, The Overcoat tells of Akaky Akakyevich, a lowly government clerk whose main goal in life is to get a new overcoat of the best quality. Liner notes include brief information on the story and the full text in Russian and English.