Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Turgenev wrote on themes similar to those found in the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, the gritty realism of peasant life and serfdom in Russia.
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenevby Ivan Turgenev
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FATHERS AND SONS was written in response to the growing nihilist movement in mid-19th century Russia. The novel explores the growing divide between two generations of Russians, and the character Yevgeny Bazarov a nihilist who rejects the old order.
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