Name That Author!: The Answer for March 29, 2012

Time to reveal the answer to last week’s Name That Author!. First, here were the clues:

Here we go:

1. I am widely considered one of the first masters of the short story.

2. I set fire to a batch of my manuscripts, including a second part to my most famous book,  immediately became bedridden and then, nine days later, I died.

3. A character in a recent novel is given my last name, much to his chagrin.

4. In my most famous story, a certain body part detaches itself from its owner to go live a life of its own.

 5. It has been said that most of Russian literature comes from my ‘overcoat.’

And now….the answer.

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