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Turgenev

Ivan Sergeyevich . 1818--83, Russian novelist and dramatist. In A Sportsman's Sketches (1852) he pleaded for the abolition of serfdom. His novels, such as Rudin (1856) and Fathers and Sons (1862), are noted for their portrayal of country life and of the Russian intelligentsia. His plays include A Month in the Country (1850)
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Twilight of Love is a travelogue which reveals as much of Dessaix's own character as that of Turgenev. Dessaix's various travelling companions and friends, superfluous as they sometime seem to Dessaix's main journey, do reflect different aspects of Dessaix's own life and offer a sort of modern parallel to Turgenev's life and times.
Ms Stewart gives a well-nigh perfect performance of Turgenev's spoilt beauty (she has the l ook of a young Grace Kelly) attracted to her sons tutor.
Virginia Woolf, as one would expect, is eloquent and acute on the nature of Turgenev's art.
When the tsars of Soviet culture lauded Russians' passionate love of the Russian land, they were in fact echoing the lyric effusions of 19th-century Russian gentry writers such as Turgenev. The anarchic strain that coexists with Russians' supposed subservience to authority also traces in part to these same gentry, who were accustomed to thumbing their noses at the bureaucrats in St.
A chapter on early inadequate translations of Turgenev from the French notes the efforts by reviewers to stress the novelist's verisimilitude, the 'Dutch painting' similes with which they also sought to define the qualities of early George Eliot.
He admits that Turgenev's reception in the West has been well researched, most notably by Gettmann in his Turgenev in England and America (1974) and Waddington's Turgenev and England (1980) but wished to look further at two particular aspects.
In Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev attempted to examine the forces of change operating, for the most part in isolation and frustration, in mid-nineteenth century Russia.
Dettori's other three rides on day one are Waldstern, Daily Times and Turgenev.
But it was not to be, as Turgenev, who was 20-1 but returned at 7-2, was denied by the Harry Bentley-ridden, Ralph Beckett-trained Biometric (28-1) in the Britannia Handicap.
Leskov's village clergy and the people they serve are a refreshing contrast to the grand lives of the nobility in Tolstoy and Turgenev.
Consequences of Consciousness: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy.
Although Bunzel's historical narrative starts with Baudelaire, the instigator of the prose poem in its transgeneric function, one of his most important findings is the crucial role of Ivan Turgenev's prose poems (Stichtovorenija v proze) for the reception and popularity of the new genre in German Naturalism and the German fin de siecle.