Fathers and Sons: Russian Version (Paperback)

Fathers and Sons: Russian Version By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Will Jonson (Editor) Cover Image
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Fathers and Sons (" "), Turgenev's most famous and enduring novel, appeared in 1862. Its leading character, Eugene Bazarov, considered the 'first Bolshevik' in Russian literature, was in turn heralded and reviled as either a glorification or a parody of the 'new men' of the 1860s. The novel examined the conflict between the older generation, reluctant to accept reforms, and the nihilistic youth. In the central character, Bazarov, Turgenev drew a classical portrait of the mid-nineteenth-century nihilist. Fathers and Sons was set during the six-year period of social ferment, from Russia's defeat in the Crimean War to the Emancipation of the Serfs. Hostile reaction to Fathers and Sons (" ") prompted Turgenev's decision to leave Russia. As a consequence he also lost the majority of his readers. Many radical critics at the time (with the notable exception of Dimitri Pisarev) did not take Fathers and Sons seriously; and, after the relative critical failure of his masterpiece,
Product Details
ISBN: 9781532916397
ISBN-10: 1532916396
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 25th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: Russian