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From Gogol +‎ -ian, from Russian Го́голь (Gógolʹ) and Ukrainian Го́голь (Hóholʹ) from Ukrainian го́голь (hóholʹ, common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula), from Old East Slavic гоголь (gogolĭ) < Proto-Slavic *gogolĭ.


Gogolian (comparative more Gogolian, superlative most Gogolian)

  1. (literature) Of or relating to the Russian-Empire writer Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852) or his works.
    • 1889, Georg Morris Cohen Brandes, Samuel C. Eastman transl., Impressions of Russia, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, p 263:
      Tchernuishevski presented and criticised John Stuart Mill's “Political Economy,” the æsthetic criticism of the Gogolian period, the party quarrels in France during the Restoration, Lessing and his age, etc., treated with the same superiority subjects of widely different kinds, but had his principal interests centred on the solution of certain great social problems,—the arrangement of the relations between the sexes, the abolition of serfdom, the abrogation of all individual property in land for the good of the community.