Nikolai Gogol, Marc Chagall Dead Souls , a new translation by Donald Rayfield, with 96 engravings and 12 vignettes reproduced from the 1948 Tériade edition, 2008. pp 366. ISBN 978-0-9535878-7-2£29.99
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This translation aspires to be the fullest, most accurate and readable so far: Part 2 has been expanded by incorporating passages from Gogol's earliest version. Chagall's 96 illustrations are reproduced in A4 format and high resolution on 120gm matt paper: together with the vignettes, ornamented initials and table of illustrations, they show such inventiveness and sympathy with the text that henceforth it will be as impossible to separate Chagall from Gogol as, say, Tenniel, from Lewis Carroll.