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Ivan Goncharov (1812–1891)

Author of Oblomov

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

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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) — biography from Oblomov… (more)
Oblomov (Author) 3,253 copies, 66 reviews
An Ordinary Story 173 copies, 3 reviews
The Precipice 117 copies, 3 reviews
Oblomov 2 16 copies
Oblomov 1 16 copies
Ninfodora Ivanovna 9 copies, 1 review
The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader (Author, some editions) 198 copies, 1 review
Op reis met (bundel reisverhalen) (Contributor) 3 copies
Russland das große Lesebuch (Contributor) 2 copies
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