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Literary Reminiscences and Autobiographical Fragments
Toward the end of his career as a brilliant novelist, Turgenev turned his pen to the essays that comprise these Literary Reminiscences. Here he discusses the character of creative writing, the attitude of the artist to his environment, and the transmutation of the artist's experience into a work of art. He offers, as well, brilliant studies of Pushkin, Gogol, Belinsky, Ler ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published August 6th 2001 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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Apr 08, 2013 James rated it really liked it
These reminiscences are a delight to read. The volume is made even more valuable by the inclusion of a sixty-one page essay by Edmund Wilson on Turgenev and his work. The main body of the work has Turgenev's insights on the critic Belinsky and other writers including Gogol, Pushkin, and Lermontov. The fragments include thoughts on the writing of Fathers and Sons and also provide other details of Turgenev's life and thought. Translated and introduced by David Magarshack, this is a rare volume tha ...more
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 ...moreMore about Ivan Turgenev...