World Literature: Russian
Collegiate Assessor Kovalyov awakens to discover that his nose is missing, leaving a smooth, flat patch of skin in its place. He finds and confronts his nose in the Kazan Cathedral, but from its clothing it is apparent that the nose has acquired a higher rank in the civil service than he and refuses to return to his face.
Translated by Claud Field.
Copyright Note: Public Domain
Gogol, Nikolai. "The Nose." 2021. Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/db-hu-300-fall2021/7.