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Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Sons (1862)

by Ivan Turgenev

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Great Turgenev. Surprisingly engaging and easy.
  JoshSapan | May 29, 2019 |
Was surprised by my love for this book. It was gripping, funny, touching. Who knew. I picked it up because of a memoir I was reading in which the narrator was enamored of "The Russians," and because I'd always been curious. So glad I did. ( )
1 vote deeEhmm | Apr 3, 2019 |
The novel was a little less than I expected, but the point of interest is the letters and literary criticism that comes at the end of the book. Top-notch! ( )
  DanielSTJ | Dec 17, 2018 |
An incredible read. The story holds your interest, the characters are very realistic and believable, and the content/theme is still relevant and always will be. ( )
  Borrows-N-Wants | Sep 23, 2018 |
As Perfect as Can Be

I'm going to gush about this 2009 Penguin Classics translation by Peter Carson not only for its own quality and presentation but also due to my own recent experience with the faultily produced English translation of Tammsaare's "I Loved a German."

It was such a pleasure and relief to read a translation that read so well and that came with extensive End Notes explaining all mid-19th century Russian references and such. The introductory essay on Turgenev and his life by Rosamund Bartlett was excellent as well. As I have an early edition of this 2009 translation, it is missing the Afterword by Tatyana Tolstaya which has been added in later printings. So watch out for that omission or addition if you are shopping in used book stores. ( )
  alanteder | Sep 10, 2018 |
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Turgenev, Ivanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beckmann, MatthiasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bein, KazimierzTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bukowsky, ElsePrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bukowsky, ElseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hodge, AlanForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Makanowitzky, Barbara NormanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muller, Herbert J.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Виссариона Григорьевича Белинского
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"Well, Piotr, not in sight yet?" was the question asked on May the 20th, 1859, by a gentleman of a little over forty, in a dusty coat and checked trousers, who came out without his hat on to the low steps of the posting station at S—.
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1. Il tempo … vola qualche volta come un uccello e qualche volta striscia come un verme, ma l'uomo si sente bene specialmente quando nemmeno si accorge se passi presto o con lentezza.
2. Spesso è utile che nella vita ricompaia la mediocrità: rallenta le corde troppo tese, disperde i fumi della presunzione e dei cedimenti interiori, mostrando la loro stessa banalità.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140441476, Paperback)

When Arkady Petrovich comes home from college, his father finds his eager, naive son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend accompanying him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticizing the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away the traditional values of contemporary Russian society. Turgenev's depiction of the conflict between generations and their ideals stunned readers when "Fathers and Sons" was first published in 1862. But many could sympathize with Arkady's fascination with the nihilistic hero whose story vividly captures the hopes and regrets of a changing Russia.

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"Apaga la tele, enciende la imaginacin. Estudios recientes han revelado que los nis y las nias de nuestra sociedad pasan ms de tres horas diarias frente al televisor. Los pedagogos advierten que este hbito favorece la obesidad, los problemas de visin y la pasividad en los ms pequeos. Qu podemos hacer?" Las propuestas de este libro proporcionan a los nios alternativas a la televisin o a la videoconsola. Estas iniciativas didticas nos permiten disfrutar de buenos ratos al lado de nuestros hijos, e incluso darles los intrumentos para que se diviertan solos mientras aprenden"--Contraportada.… (more)

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