The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories

The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories

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by Ivan Turgenev
     
 

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A vivid picture of nineteenth-century Russian society, but above all the poignant story of a man whose mortality becomes the only aspect of life that he shares with his fellow man. When Turgenev published Diary of a Superfluous Man in 1850, he created one of the first literary portraits of the alienated man. Turgenev once said that there was a great deal of himself in… See more details below

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A vivid picture of nineteenth-century Russian society, but above all the poignant story of a man whose mortality becomes the only aspect of life that he shares with his fellow man. When Turgenev published Diary of a Superfluous Man in 1850, he created one of the first literary portraits of the alienated man. Turgenev once said that there was a great deal of himself in the unsuccessful lovers who appear in his fiction. This failure, along with painful self-consciousness, is a central fact for the ailing Chulkaturin in this melancholy tale. As he reflects on his life, he tells the story of Liza, whom he loved, and a prince, whom she loved instead, and the curious turns all their lives took.

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ISBN-13:
9781511943475
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/29/2015
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
802,502
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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