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Ivan Goncharov (1812–1891)

Author of Oblomov

Includes the names: Gontjarov, Gontscharow, I. Goncharov, Ivan Goncarov, I. Gontsjarov, I.A. Goncharov, Ivan Goncharov, Ian Gontsjarov, Ivan Gontsarov, Ivan Gontjarov ... (see complete list), Ivan Gončarov, Iwan Gonczarow, Ivan Gonciarov, Ivan Gonciarov, I. A. Goncharov, I.A. Gontsjarow, Iwan Gontsjarov, Ivan Gontšarov, I. A. Gontsarov, Ivan Gontcharov, Ivan Gontsjarov, I.A. Gontsjarov, Iwan Gontscharow, Ivan A. Goncarov, I. A. Gontšarov, Ivan Gontcharóv, I. A. Gontscharow, Ivan A. Gončarov, Ivan A. Goncharov, Ivan A. Gontxarov, Iván A. Goncharov, Ivan A. Gontsjarov, ´Iwan Gontscharow, Iwan A. Gontsjarow, Iwan A. Gontscharow, Ivan A. Gontscharow, Ivan A. Gontscharov, Ivan Gontšarov, Gontscharow Iwan Alex, И.А. Гончаров, И. А. Гончаров, И.А. Гончаровъ, Иван Гончаров, Ivan Aleksandrovic Goncarov, Alexandrovitch Ian Goncharov, Goncharov Ian Alexandrovitch, Ivan Aleksandrovitj Gontjarov, Ivan Alexandrovitch Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovič Gončarov, Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov, Iván Alexándrovich Goncharov, Iwan Alexandrowitsch Gontscharow, Iwan Aleksandrowitsch Gontscharow, Iván Alexándrovich Goncharov, GONTSJAROV Ivan Alexandrovitsj (1812- 1891), Ivan Aleksandrovitš Gontšarov, DAVID IVAN translated by MAGARSHACK GONCHAROV, ИВАН АЛЕКСАНДРОВИЧ ГОНЧАРО, Гончаров Иван Александрович, Иван Александрович Гончаров, איון אלכסנדרוביץ' גונצ'רוב

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Born into a wealthy merchant family, Goncharov pursued a career in the civil service; first in the ministry of finance, and later, during more liberal times after 1855, in the censorship department. Most of his life was very placid, troubled only once by an extended sea voyage to Japan, which resulted in a smoothly written travel narrative, The Frigate Pallas (1855--57). In his later years, he suffered from paranoia, having become obsessed with the notion that Ivan Turgenev and such foreign writers as Flaubert had plagiarized elements of his last work. Goncharov's solid reputation as a major realist writer rests, above all, on his second novel, Oblomov (1859). The fame of this work derives from its unmatched depiction of human slothfulness and boredom, embodied in the book's likable hero. Oblomov is now a literary and cultural archetype, while the term Oblomovism has entered the Russian language, denoting indolence and inertia of epic proportions. Goncharov's other works are of lesser stature. A Common Story (1847) is an entertaining bildungsroman about a young man's gradual abandonment of his early ideals. The Precipice (1869), on which Goncharov worked for almost 20 years, is a massive portrayal of gentry life in the country. Although its antiradical plot is not terribly successful, the book contains a gallery of striking social and psychological types: particularly memorable are the novel's women. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Oblomov 3,032 copies, 60 reviews
An Ordinary Story 154 copies, 2 reviews
The Precipice 112 copies, 2 reviews
Oblomov 1 15 copies
Oblomov 2 15 copies
Ninfodora Ivanovna 9 copies, 1 review
The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader (Author, some editions) 177 copies, 1 review
Op reis met (bundel reisverhalen) (Contributor) 3 copies
Russland das große Lesebuch (Contributor) 2 copies
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