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Ivan Goncharov

3 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

IVAN GONCHAROV (1812-1891) was a writer, translator and, perhaps incongruously, a censor. He is best known for his three novels: A Common Story (1847), Oblomov (1859), and The Precipice (1869). He also wrote poems and theater criticism. Near the end of his life he wrote a memoir in which he accused other writers, especially Turgenev, of plagiarizing his works and thus keeping him from becoming as famous as he ought to have been. He was deeply admired by both Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky; Chekhov said that Goncharov was “ten heads above me in talent.”


Oblomov

Chtenia: Spring 2017
An excerpt from the classic tale, where Oblomov describes his notion of true happiness.
Author: Ivan Goncharov
Translator: Stephen Pearl

The Same Old Story

Chtenia: Spring 2017
To leave home, a boy must cope with his mother’s anguish. She cannot understand why he would leave behind the happiness of the known to the uncertainty of the unknown. Excerpted from a newly released translation published by Bunim & Bannigan.
Author: Ivan Goncharov
Translator: Stephen Pearl

Oblomov

Chtenia: Fall 2014
You know the story – Oblomov won't get out of bed – read the excerpt that explains it all.
Author: Ivan Goncharov
Translator: Stephen Pearl