Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Portrait by Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol's  "The Portrait" is a fantastic novel about a very talented poet.  This poet is doing well but is painting pictures that will increase his talent rather than increase his wealth. But, once he becomes famous he starts to produce portraits that require very little talent but get a decent amount of wealth in return. This truly was one of the first modern novels to cover someone selling out their talent.

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