Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons
Ivan Turgenev

When Fathers and Sons was first published in Russia, in 1862, it was met with a blaze of controversy about where Turgenev stood in relation to his account of generational misunderstanding. Was he criticizing the worldview of the conservative aesthete, Pavel Kirsanov, and the older generation, or that of the radical, cerebral medical student, Evgenii Bazarov, representing the younger one? The critic Dmitrii Pisarev wrote at the time that the novel "stirs the mind . . . because everything is permeated with the most complete and most touching sincerity." N. N. Strakhov, a close friend of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, praised its "profound vitality." It is this profound vitality in Turgenev's characters that carry his novel of ideas to its rightful place as a work of art and as one of the classics of Russian Literature.

Title Fathers and Sons
Author Ivan Turgenev
Publisher Modern Library
Title First Published 13 November 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0375758399
ISBN-13 9780375758393
Publication Date 13 November 2001
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $11.95

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