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This is a translation of this masterpiece by the author of 'Fathers and Sons' and 'A Noblemen's Nest'. Written in just a few days in 1856, Faust describes the elusive nature of love.
Paperback, 92 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Hesperus Press (first published 1845)
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karen
Apr 07, 2016 karen rated it really liked it
who knew turgenev did the supernatural?? well he did. cuz this is. and yet it is still a "real book" despite the presence of haints, although david would most likely be among turgenev's detractors for this.

from the introduction:

this led to a degree of criticism from those of his contemporaries who insisted on the pre-eminence of realism in literature, but such disapproval might be countered with the argument that here the supernatural should actually be interpreted not literally, but psychologi
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Sahar
Dec 12, 2015 Sahar rated it it was ok
كتاب حاوي دو داستان كوتاه از تورگينف به نام فاوست و لوكريا بود. فاوست درباره ي يك عشق ممنوع و لوكريا سرگذشت فردي كه به قديس زنده تعبير ميشد بود. نحوه ي روايت داستانها خوب بود به خصوص فاوست كه در قالب نامه براي يك دوست نوشته شده بود اما محور اصلي هيچ كدام از داستانها براي من جذابيتي نداشت، نمي دانم به خاطر كليشه اي بودن داستانها بود و يا خيلي ساده و فارغ از پيچيدگي بودن آنها. به هر حال در نظر من دو داستان خيلي معمولي بودند و به ويژه فاوست باعث دلسردي من شد، به عنوان كسي كه عاشق فاستوس مارلو و فاو ...more
Sheyda
Jul 12, 2016 Sheyda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
اولین کتابی از تورگینف که خوندم و شامل دو داستان مجزا بود. میتونم بگم که تورگینف بنظرم باصفا و نجیب اومد! صفاتی که در کتابهاش هم براحتی دیده میشه. درحال خوندن "پدران و پسران" ام، دیدگاه نویسنده رو بهتر درک کردم. یکی از صفات بارز نویسنده های روسی که در آثار تورگینف هم دیده میشه؛ حمایت از پاکی، حقیقت و درستیه. نکته ای که در فاوست تورگینف توجهمو جلب کرد این بود که نویسنده کارکتر مورد نظر رو توسط مادرش نجات میده و این پیام رو القا میکنه زمانیکه دل به تنهایی تصمیمی میگیره، توجیهی برای برگزیدن مسیر اش ...more
İsmayıl Ağahəsənli
Feb 11, 2016 İsmayıl Ağahəsənli rated it really liked it
Sadə tərz,dolğunluq,qısa olsada ibrətamiz fikirlərlə dolu,bir anlıq içərisinə girmək istədiyin povest.Turgenevin ustalığına bələd idim,uzun aradan sonra Faust inanılmaz təsir bağışladı."Həyat ağır əməkdir.Tərkidünyalıq,daimi tərkidünyalıq-həyatın gizli sirri,onun mənası belədir,insan özünün nə qədər ülvi olsa da,əziz fikir və arzularının həyata keçməsinin deyil,vəzifəsinin yerinə yetirilməsinin qeydinə qalmalıdır.
əlvida!Əvvəllər əlavə edərdim:Xoşbəxt ol;indi isə deyirəm:Yaşamağa çalış.Yaşamaq il
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Jackson Cyril
Oct 13, 2014 Jackson Cyril rated it it was amazing
Two delightful short stories by Turgenev. In the first, a young woman is exposed to Goethe's Faust and has her emotions torn apart by it (this story is heavily reminiscent of Goethe's Sorrows of Young Werther; the story is even written in letter form), and in the second a young man, "the last Romantic" dies.
Eugenia
Jul 06, 2016 Eugenia rated it liked it
Ничего себе мамаша! Довела дочу до невроза...
Megan Wenng
Apr 24, 2014 Megan Wenng rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
took me about an hour to destroy... hm.
Toby Reiner
This actually contains two long short stories/short novellas of about 40-50 pages each. Faust is the first, and owes a lot to Goethe, although you can understand much of it if you haven't read Goethe's Faust (as I haven't, although I have read Christopher Marlowe's). The second is Yakov Pasynkov, which is about a saintly type figure somewhat akin to Alyosha from The Brothers Karamazov but without the religiousness.
Keith
Jul 06, 2016 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft-stuff, norsk
Første skjønnlitterære boka jeg har lest på norsk! Tok meg lenger enn planlagt. Turgenjev skriver med en vakker stil, men kan undertiden bli litt ustabil og tilgjort. Mye vekt blir lagt på hovedpersonens psykologiske utvikling, noe som er fengslende å lese, men samtidig virker han kjedelig, skravlete, nølende, i mangel av viljekraft.
Lexi
Feb 19, 2013 Lexi rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
A nice novella. I liked his writing style a lot, to me russian authors have something magical in their choice of words. The story was nice but nothing more, maybe it didn't appeal to me due to my lack of familarity with Goethes "Faust", but this novella was a standard love story to me.
Ero
Nov 10, 2009 Ero rated it liked it
Shelves: from-liberry
Deep romantic-era fixations on madness and the suppressed sexual imagination. Literature can kill, etc. But not otherwise particularly striking, all is so repressed that very little happens... though the book is enjoyable enough both as time capsule and because it's well composed.
Julie Bozza
Dec 23, 2014 Julie Bozza rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, russian
Hhhmmm... Still pondering these two stories, 'Faust' and 'Yakov Pasynkov', and probably will be for a while.
Hadrian
Sep 20, 2011 Hadrian rated it really liked it
Couple of short stories on love and idealism by Turgenev.
Ida
May 20, 2016 Ida rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Fin liten sak. Utrolig godt språk.
David
Jun 07, 2010 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful piece on the power of art I was disappointed I couldn't find Carlos Fuentes Faust opening in Britain during the Blitzkreig a story of love changing roles with an ebbing wave length roll even in English translation.
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Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Cyrillic: Иван Тургенев) was a novelist, poet and dramatist, and now ranks as one of the towering figures of Russian literature. His major works include the short-story collection A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852) and the novels Rudin (1856), Home of the Gentry (1859), On the Eve (1860), and Fathers and Sons (1862). These works offer realistic, affectionate portrayals of the ...more
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