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Literary Reminiscences : And Autobiographical Fragments - Ivan Turgenev

Literary Reminiscences

And Autobiographical Fragments

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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, Lermontov, and Krylov, and a penetrating account of his own difficulties in writing Fathers and Sons. There are also descriptions of travels through Italy, simply and beautifully written pieces on country life, and eyewitness accounts of the 1848 political riots in Paris. David Magarshack has provided a first-class translation and has written an introduction which explains and sets the scene for each of the essays. "The best possible introduction to the author a reader could ask for...Turgenev is an uninsistent, lyric meditator, who sees with a precise eye wherever he looks, and whether he is drawing a bead on a quail or escaping from a burning ship, always asks the uncomfortable questions of himself."-New York Herald-Tribune.

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The best possible introduction to the author a reader could ask for...A lyric meditator who sees with a precise eye wherever he looks. New York Herald-Tribune

Turgenev and the Life-Giving Dropp. 3
Translator's Introductionp. 65
Instead of an Introductionp. 100
A literary party at p.a. pletnyov'sp. 105
Reminiscences of belinskyp. 117
Gogol, zhukovsky, krylov, lermontov, zagoskinp. 160
A trip to albano and frascatip. 180
Apropos of fathers and sonsp. 193
The man in the grey spectaclesp. 205
My mates sent me!p. 232
The execution of tropmannp. 244
About nightingalesp. 271
Pegasp. 278
Pergamos excavationsp. 287
The quailp. 293
A fire at seap. 300
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ISBN: 9781566634052
ISBN-10: 1566634059
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 6th August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.69  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.35