So everyone thinks that the Russians are all hardcore and depressing all the time right? Well, Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Nose" totally disproves that theory! I'm sure a lot of people won't get it (politcs- & neuroses-driven satirical surrealism isn't for everyone), but how is a giant crazy nose running around not hilarious? You can read it for free at Project Gutenberg or get a copy of the children's version from your local library, so there's no reason not to try a whif of Russian literature!
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