[Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev

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review Дворянское гнездо 103 Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev 1818 1883 was a great Russian novelist and playwright His novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of major works of 19th century fiction After the standard schooling for a child of a gentleman's family He studied for one year at the University of Moscow and then moved to the University of St Petersburg focusing on the cla. The greatest of the nineteenth century Russian novelists wrote out of the profundities of a silent country writes translator Richard Freeborn in his introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of Ivan Turgenev s Home of the Gentry In a real and literal sense Dostoyevsky wrote out of the nocturnal silence of St Petersburg Tolstoy from the rural silence of Yasnaya Polyana and Turgenev from the summer uiet of Spasskoye Turgenev s estate was located at Spasskoye south west of Moscow Their novels have the special spell binding absorbtion of voices speaking out of a natural stillness continues Freeborn None of Turgenev s novels is elouent of such stillness than Home of the Gentry Stillness seems to suggest that nothing much happens in Home of the Gentry which is far from the case For Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev 1818 1883 was a master story teller poet and dramatist A Month in the Country is undoubtedly his best known play Other notable works include his first novel Rudin The Torrents of Spring Fathers and Sons regarded by many as his best work and the delightful short stories Sketches from a Hunter s AlbumAfter 1856 the writer lived mostly abroad and he became the first Russian author to gain a popular reputation in Europe Serfs and nobles and how they interacted and addressed each other in the remote fastnesses of the steppes an endless fascination with Europe a flirtation with Paris and the French language as a means of communication religion and revolution these are all familiar themes and tropes in the work of Turgenev First and foremost a love story always glows at the heart of each of his novels from its heady beginnings to its complications and inevitable disappointmentsIn Home of the Gentry the nobleman Lavretsky is swept off his feet by the charming but scheming Varvara Pavolvna The couple move to Paris but she is unfaithful On discovering her infidelity he insists they separate He is an honourable man however and she does very well out of the settlement despite Lavretsky s bitter contempt for his spouseBack in his native Russia in a town near the estate he has inherited at Vasilyevskoye the disilllusioned nobleman falls for Liza an extremely devout young woman of nineteen She has reciprocal feelings for the older man but her conscience insists that Lavrestsky reconcile with his estranged wife and she tells him so The novel builds towards its climax and indeed a love triangle of sorts when Varvara Pavolvna comes looking for her husband with the child she claims is hisSuch a summary of the bare bones of the plot of this 180 page novel first published in 1858 excludes perforce Turgenev s mastery of style and pace and his great poetic sensibility Typically he can move uickly and with striking economy from a scene of domestic unease or embarassment to one where his young protagonist walks alone with his own thoughts in the full flush of love The young man communes with the summer night hears the soft rustle of trees or the nightingale s song as he contemplates the object of his raptureNo modern novel treats of love in such a romantic fashion and the style has indeed gone out of fashion But when you come across such set pieces as the reader regularly will in the works of Turgenev they seem boldly individualistic Because we are unused to them from contemporary fiction they come as a refreshing draughtThe critic Maurice Baring 1874 1945 wasn t writing today or yesterday when he made a similar point in Russian Literature He too experienced a similar sensation when reading Turgenev Any one who goes back to his books after a time and after a course of modern and rougher stormier literature will I think be surprised at its excellence and perhaps be inclined to heave a deep sigh of relief The above passage is uoted by translator Gilbert Gardner in his fascinating introduction to On the Eve That novel was first published in 1859 and happilly is also another Penguin Classic This 200 page novel evokes Moscow life in the months immediately preceding the Crimean War which began in 1854 and saw Russia pitted against an alliance of Western powersTurgenev seduces the reader with the languorus beauty of the Russian summer in the evry first luminously suggestive sentence It was one of the hottest days of the summer of 1853 he begins We meet 23 year old sculptor and social butterfly Pavel Shubin who is relaxing by the Moscow river under the shade of a lime tree with his philosopher friend Andrei BersyenevShortly thereafter we meet 20 year old Elena Nikolayevna the impulsive but tender hearted heroine of the novel A few pages later again we encounter the young Bulgarian revolutionary Dimitry Insarov The story of these four characters proceeds apace but will end in tragedy Most of all what lingers on after reading Turgenev is elusive yearning and the endlessly dreaming restless element in the nineteenth century Russian soul

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review Дворянское гнездо 103 Notes of a Hunter He wrote several short novels like The Diary of a Superfluous Man Faust and The Lull In them Turgenev expressed the anxieties and hopes of Russians of his generation Amongst his other works are Liza A Nest of Nobles The Jew and Other Stories On the Eve A Reckless Character and Other Stories The Torrents of Spring and The Rendezvou. Of course I knew I wanted to get back to him but I had forgotten how much I enjoy Turgenev The edition I read was included in The Works Of Ivan Turgenieff and unfortunately the translator is not named there I say unfortunately because I would avoid this translator in the future if I knew who it was I note that my first experience with Turgenev was his Fathers and Sons where I comment that the prose is beautiful and for some reason I did not note the translator there either No matter because what matters here are the feelings underneathbehind the wordsThis is the story of a man who was raised in a very sheltered way and was kept from learning much in the ways of life He had never been in the company of girls or women so that when he saw a woman who fascinated him he made way to make her his wife First inclinations don t always work the way we think they willWhat I found most interesting about my reading this is that the feelings of this man seemed always to be suppressed sometimes even to himself and yet Turgenev was able to let us know him to understand these feelings and to be sympathetic to him The other characters are not so well drawn especially so the women I am somewhat surprised that this never bothered me Turgenev must have done enough to make them people and of course it was not their story anywayI hope I don t let it be so long before I read another by this author it s been four years This does not uite rise to the level of 5 stars but comes very close

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review Дворянское гнездо 103 Ssics Russian literature and philology Turgenev was impressed with German Central European society and believed that Russia could best improve itself by imitating the West Like many of his educated contemporaries he was particularly opposed to serfdom He first made his name with A Sportsman's Sketches also known as Sketches From a Hunter's Album; or. Imported from tabletA House of Gentlefolk aka Home of the GentryTranslator Constance GarnettLIST OF CHARACTERS Marya Dmitrievna Kalitin a widow Marfa Timofyevna Pestov her aunt Sergei Petrovitch Gedeonovsky a state councillor Fedor Ivanitch Lavretsky kinsman of Marya Elisaveta Mihalovna Lisa daughters of Marya Lenotchka Shurotchka an orphan girl ward of Marfa Nastasya Karpovna Ogarkoff dependent of Marfa Vladimir Nikolaitch Panshin of the Ministry of the Interior Christopher Fedoritch Lemm a German musician Piotr Andreitch Lavretsky grandfather of Fedor Anna Pavlovna grandmother of Fedor Ivan Petrovitch father of Fedor Glafira Petrovna aunt of Fedor Malanya Sergyevna mother of Fedor Mihalevitch a student friend of Fedor Pavel Petrovitch Korobyin father of Varvara Kalliopa Karlovna mother of Varvara Varvara Pavlovna wife of Fedor Anton old servants of Fedor Apraxya Agafya Vlasyevna nurse of LisaOpening A bright spring day was fading into evening High overhead in the clear heavens small rosy clouds seemed hardly to move across the sky but to be sinking into its depths of blueIn a handsome house in one of the outlying streets of the government town of O it was in the year 1842 two women were sitting at an open window one was about fifty the other an old lady of seventy Auntie Marfya Timofyevna is knitting a large woolen scarf It is intended for a man who does not talk scandal nor play the hypocrite nor tell lies if ever there is such a man in the worldKammer yunker kammerjunker Valet de chambre or varlet de chambre was a court appointment introduced in the late Middle Ages common from the 14th centuryAs you can imagine with the above list of characters this short story is overpeopled and thereby individuals loose clarity Laveretsky s severe maiden aunt is often thought to be based on Turgenev s own mother who was known for her crueltyTurgenev is wonderful to read his stories are full of interesting facts about fashion music food and etiutte In this one I learnt how a fox tail was placed on the head and hair drawn up to cover it held in place by long pins then thoroughly greased with the flour then sifted over Glad the fashion nowadays is not for powdered hair3 goodnessfinished 12052012


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    characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ivan Turgenev Ivan Turgenev ☆ 3 read summary Дворянское гнездо “The greatest of the nineteenth century Russian novelists wrote out of the profundities of a silent country“ writes translator Richard Freeborn in his introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of Ivan Turgenev’s Home of the Gentry In a real and literal sense Dostoyevsky wrote out of the nocturnal silence of St Petersburg Tolstoy from the rural silence of Yasnaya Polyana and Turgenev from the summer uiet of Spasskoye” Turgenev’

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    [Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev Another wonderful book of Ivan Turgenev that combines the reflection on the present and the future of Russia of that time and its relationship with the West with a very beautiful love story The first he manages to do it in a simple way through the main story and the parallel with it without long discourses tha

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    [Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev Rather interesting than captivating After 50 pages it was uite predictable he will fall for her and for a while I had the feeling I was reading the Russian version of Pride and prejudice but thank goodness it wasn't so I am a fan of happy endings but I swear if this one ended happily I wouldn't have read Turgenev againTurgenev ha

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    [Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev Ivan Turgenev ☆ 3 read characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Ivan Turgenev Imported from tabletA House of Gentlefolk aka Home of the GentryTranslator Constance GarnettLIST OF CHARACTERS Marya Dmitrievna Kalitin a widow Marfa Timofyevna Pestov her aunt Sergei Petrovitch Gedeonovsky a state councillor Fedor

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    [Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev summary Дворянское гнездо Of course I knew I wanted to get back to him but I had forgotten how much I enjoy Turgenev The edition I read was included in The Wor

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    summary Дворянское гнездо [Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev Excellent A short novel of finely observed characters who are caught in a time of such great change that the different generations might be measured in a decade rather than the usual uarter century The setting and ways of life are also nicely observed so that the reader gets a real feel for Russian life at the time and ho

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    summary Дворянское гнездо Ivan Turgenev ☆ 3 read [Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev There are such moments in life such feelings One can but point to them—and pass by 203

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    [Дворянское гнездо] New ´ Ivan Turgenev Home of the Gentry is a uintessential XIX century romance Russian classics style It's well written sad and very sentimental The heroine is typical for Turgenev an idealized young woman pure unspoiled honest compassionate The book was okay overall but I couldn't help feeling it was written to be dramatic The characters fell into th

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