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The Essential Turgenev will provide American readers with the first comprehensive, portable edition of this great Russian author's works. It offers an extensive introduction to the writings that established Turgenev as one of the preeminent literary figures of his time, and reveals the breadth of insight into changing social conditions that made Turgenev a portal to Russian intellectual life.

Readers will find complete, exemplary translations of Turgenev's finest novels, Rudin, A Nest of Gentry, and Fathers and Sons, along with the lapidary novella First Love. The volume also includes selections from Sportsman's Sketches, seven of Turgenev's most compelling short stories, and fifteen prose poems. It also contains samples of the author's nonfiction drawn from autobiographical sketches, memoirs, public speeches, plus the influential essay "Hamlet and Don Quixote" and correspondence with Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810110601
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 6/8/1994
  • Pages: 885
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ivan Turgenev, 1818 - 1883 Novelist, poet and playwright, Ivan Turgenev, was born to a wealthy family in Oryol in the Ukraine region of Russia. He attended St. Petersburg University (1834-37) and Berlin University (1838-41), completing his master's exam at St. Petersburg. His career at the Russian Civil Service began in 1841. He worded for the Ministry of Interior from 1843-1845. In the 1840's, Turgenev began writing poetry, criticism, and short stories under Nikolay Gogol's influence. "A Sportsman's Sketches" (1852) were short pieces written from the point of view of a nobleman who learns to appreciate the wisdom of the peasants who live on his family's estate. This brought him a month of detention and eighteen months of house arrest. From 1853-62, he wrote stories and novellas, which include the titles "Rudin" (1856), "Dvorianskoe Gnedo" (1859), "Nakanune" (1860) and "Ottsy I Deti" (1862). Turgenev left Russia, in 1856, because of the hostile reaction to his work titled "Fathers and Sons" (1862). Turgenev finally settled in Paris. He became a corresponding member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1860 and Doctor of Civil Law at Oxford University in 1879. His last published work, "Poems in Prose," was a collection of meditations and anecdotes. On September 3, 1883, Turgenev died in Bougival, near Paris.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Turgenev Today
Note on the Translations
Letter to Bettina von Arnim (1840 or 1841) 3
A Sportsman's Sketches
Khor and Kalinych 6
My Neighbor Radilov 18
Lgov 25
Kasian from Beautiful Meadow 35
Death 52
The Singers 64
The Tryst 81
A Living Relic 89
Letter to A. A. Kraevskii (1849) 102
The Diary of a Superfluous Man 104
Letter to Louis and Pauline Viardot (1852) 152
Letter to O. A. Turgeneva (1855) 154
A Correspondence 156
Letter to E. E. Lambert (1856) 184
Letter to L. N. Tolstoy (1856) 186
Rudin 188
Letter to L. N. Tolstoy (1857) 304
Letter to V. P. Botkin (1857) 306
A Journey to Polesje 308
Letter to A. N. Apukhtin (1858) 326
A Nest of Gentry 329
Letter to E. E. Lambert (1859) 480
Letter to I. A. Goncharov (1859) 482
Letter to E. E. Lambert (1859) 484
First Love 486
Letter to K. N. Leontiev (1860) 545
Hamlet and Don Quixote 547
Letter to M. N. Katkov (1861) 565
Fathers and Sons 567
Letter to F. M. Dostoevsky (1862) 747
Letter to K. K. Sluchevskii (1862) 749
Letter to E. E. Lambert (1862) 752
Enough 754
Letter to P. V. Annenkov (1868) 765
Letter to L. Pietsch (1868) 767
A Strange History 769
Letter to P. V. Annenkov (1870) 789
The Execution of Troppmann 791
Letter to M. A. Miliutina (1875) 812
Letter to V. L. Kign (1876) 813
Autobiography 815
Letter to Ia. P. Polonskii (1877) 818
The Dream 819
Letter to V. P. Gaevskii (1880) 837
Speech Delivered at the Dedication of the Monument to A. S. Pushkin in Moscow 839
Letter to M. G. Savina (1880) 850
The Song of Triumphant Love 852
Letter to L. N. Tolstoy (1882) 872
Poems in Prose
To the Reader 873
The Dog 873
A Satisfied Man 873
The Sparrow 874
The Skulls 875
The Rose 875
To the Memory of Iu. P. Vrevskaia 876
The Threshold 877
The Visit 878
Cabbage Soup 879
The Reporter 880
The Sphinx 880
Nature 881
What Will I Think? . . . 882
Prayer 882
The Russian Language 883
Letter to L. N. Tolstoy (1883) 884
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