Nikolai Gogol is Ukranian dramatist that was wrote many of his works based on the Russian empire, to the point that some even call him a Russian author. He has written many great works including "The Overcoat", "Dead Souls", and the one I am reading, "Evening on a farm near Near Dikanka". Many of his later works satires of the imperial Russian Government. The overcoat is arguably his most famous work, and it had a large impact on Russian literature. Fyodor Dostoevsky once expressed this with his comment "We all come out of Gogol's Overcoat".