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Publisher Comments:

When Fathers and Sons was first published in Russia, in 1862, it was met with a blaze of controversy about where Turgenev stood in relation to his account of generational misunderstanding. Was he criticizing the worldview of the conservative aesthete, Pavel Kirsanov, and the older generation, or that of the radical, cerebral medical student, Evgenii Bazarov, representing the younger one? The critic Dmitrii Pisarev wrote at the time that the novel "stirs the mind . . . because everything is permeated with the most complete and most touching sincerity." N. N. Strakhov, a close friend of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, praised its "profound vitality." It is this profound vitality in Turgenev's characters that carry his novel of ideas to its rightful place as a work of art and as one of the classics of Russian Literature.

Synopsis:

Ann Pasternak Slater is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford. She is the

Synopsis:

Depicts generational conflict in a portrayal of a young man's attempts to convert his father to his own radical political ideas.

Synopsis:

When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith." Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was published in 1862 and continues today to seem as fresh and outspoken as it did to those who first encountered its nihilistic hero.

About the Author

Ann Pasternak Slater is a Fellow of St. Anne’s College, Oxford. She is the author of Shakespeare the Director and the translator of the memoirs of Alexander Pasternak, A Vanished Present.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430953
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Translated by:
Constance, Garnett
Author:
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Author:
Garnett, Constance
Author:
Constance, Garnett
Author:
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich
Author:
Turgenev, Ivan
Author:
Allen, Elizabeth Cheresh
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Nihilism
Subject:
Nihilism (Philosophy)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011113
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
228

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Product details 228 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307430953 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ann Pasternak Slater is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford. She is the
"Synopsis" by , Depicts generational conflict in a portrayal of a young man's attempts to convert his father to his own radical political ideas.
"Synopsis" by , When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith." Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was published in 1862 and continues today to seem as fresh and outspoken as it did to those who first encountered its nihilistic hero.
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