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 (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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(Russian turˈɡjenɪf)
(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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This is illustrated by Turgenev's "Smoke," where the hero is long puzzled by a haunting sense that something in his present is recalling something in his past, and at last traces it to the smell of heliotrope.
At times monstrous images are created, but the setting and the whole picture are so truthlike and filled with details so delicate, so unexpectedly, but so artistically consistent, that the dreamer, were he an artist like Pushkin or Turgenev even, could never have invented them in the waking state.
Mostly, however, this book is an interesting, informed and easily read meander through some of Turgenev's writing, through Russian history, and through the vast range of ideas which attract Dessaix's active curiosity.
Her themes are also reminiscent of nineteenth-century authors Ivan Turgenev and Nikolai Gogol.
Turgenev's play about a Russian family caught up in an unexpected passion is stylish and skilfully done in this new production by director Ann Brooks.
Brian Friel's "free" adaptation of Turgenev's classic is not entirely fault-free.
Pat Eddery got down to his lightest weight at Sandown to notch a four- timer on GIPSY ROSE LEE, CORTACHY CASTLE, TURGENEV and PURE GOLD.
If you don't recognize Dostoyevsky's or Turgenev's characters by name, or Pushkin's or Akhmetova's poetry by line, you cannot claim to be a cultured citizen.
The essays brought together are diverse in origin, theme and approach, ranging from unsigned press notices and reviews of Turgenev's novels dating from the years after the Crimean War, when English interest in Russian literature was first ignited, to the apotheosis of that interest among the Bloomsbury generation, which discovered Dostoevskii through Constance Garnett's translations, to the accomplished comparative scholarship of present-day academic critics.
His son, Mikhail, continued this idyll in the 1830's, bringing friends like Stankevich, Belinsky, and Ivan Turgenev to Prymukhino, where they endlessly debated German idealist philosophy while falling in love with Bakunin's sisters.
Don't forget the classics, poetry, Shakespeare, and the King James Version of the Bible; the beautiful, musical resonance of the English language fairly sings from the pages of the Psalms or Ivan Turgenev's wonderfully crafted novellas and short stories.
The world into which Ivan Turgenev and Leo Tolstoy were born, and whose passing Anton Chekhov later mourned, was, like so much in Russian culture, created "from above" by the will of the tsars.