— Hello, Yulya!
— Hello. Sveta! Oh. You have bought a book! What is it about?
— It is "Evenings on a Farm near Dykanka".
— Oh, the Gogol’s famous work! I adore the humor and realism of this book.
— I think, I will like it too. Gogol is my favourite Ukrainian writer.
— Well, actually, he is a Russian writer of Ukrainian origin. He lived for a long time in Russia and wrote there his most famous works
— I know he also lived for some time abroad.
— Yes, he did, but that time was not very productive.
— I have read his book "Dead Souls". It is very interesting. Do you know why Gogol burned the second part of it?
— That happened because of a religious fanatic M. Konstantinovsky. He demanded that Gogol enter a monastery and destroy his art. After that Gogol burn the second part of "Dead Souls", refused all food and died.
— But still, Gogol is recognized as one of the greatest writers of the 19th century.
— I agree with you! Enjoy the book!
— Thank you! See you later!