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Tur·ge·nev(to͝or-gān′yəf, -gĕn′-, to͞or-gyĕ′nyĭf), Ivan Sergeevich 1818-1883.
Russian writer whose works include the collection of stories A Sportsman's Sketches (1852), plays, such as A Month in the Country (1850), and novels, most notably Fathers and Sons (1862).
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(Biography) Ivan Sergeyevich (iˈvan sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1818–83, Russian novelist and dramatist. In A Sportsman's Sketches (1852) he pleaded for the abolition of serfdom. His novels, such as Rudin (1856) and Fathers and Sons (1862), are noted for their portrayal of country life and of the Russian intelligentsia. His plays include A Month in the Country (1850)
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or Tur•ge•niev(tɜrˈgɛn yəf, -ˈgeɪn-)
Ivan Sergeevich, 1818–83, Russian novelist.
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