Sunday, October 14, 2012

Brutal sanctions and Gogol's Overcoat

The brutal and ruthless sanctions in Iran have made life miserable for the ordinary Iranian people. They're pressured twice. As I'm reading Nikolai Gogol's "Overcoat" again, this line takes me to people's intimate lives there: "....he (Akaky Akakievich) even accustomed himself to going entirely without food in the evenings; but instead he was nourished spiritually, bearing in his thoughts the eternal idea of the future overcoat."

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