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Chtenia: Summer 2017

Summer 2017

Issue Theme: Turgenev Bilingual

6: Ivan Sergeyevich
Olga Kuzmina
An introduction to this bilingual issue on one of Russia's finest prose artists.
Literature

14: Khor and Kalinych
Ivan Turgenev
Turgenev's story of two peasants: the enterprising Khor and the dreamy Kalinych.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

22: The Diary of a Superfluous Man
Ivan Turgenev
Turgenev's melancholy novella in which he first coined the phrase "superfluous man" that was so to influence Russian literature.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

30: Faust
Ivan Turgenev
Extract from this epistolary novella, loosely inspired by Turgenev's infatuation with a married woman who lived next door.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

38: Rudin
Ivan Turgenev
An excerpt from the finale of Turgenev's first novel, about Rudin, a "Titan in word but a pygmy in deed."
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

48: A House of Gentlefolk
Ivan Turgenev
Extract from the author's least controversial and most widely read work during his lifetime. Yet Goncharov (he of Oblomov fame) accused Turgenev of plagiarizing the story from him.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

56: Hamlet and Don Quixote
Ivan Turgenev
A vitally important bit of literary (and social) criticism by Turgenev, in which he divides the world up into Hamlets and Quixotes.
:: Translation by David Modell

Literature

72: On the Eve
Ivan Turgenev
Turgenev's third novel, set on the eve of the Crimean War, discusses the destiny of Russia through the story of a young woman named Elena, who marries a foreign revolutionary.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

82: Fathers and Sons
Ivan Turgenev
A short excerpt from the novel that brought Turgenev world renown, with its dissection of the divide between the liberals of the 1840s and the radicals of the 1860s.
:: Translation by Charles Hogarth

Literature

94: Smoke
Ivan Turgenev
The novel after Fathers and Sons, in which Turgenev skewered Westernizers and Slavophiles alike.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

100: First Love
Ivan Turgenev
Turgenev's most autobiographical novel, which tells the story of a 16-year-old boy's infatuation with an older girl.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

110: Torrents of Spring
Ivan Turgenev
From another highly autobiographical novel, in which a young traveler falls madly in love with a local German girl and imagines what might have happened.
:: Translation by Constance Garnett

Literature

118: Virgin Soil
Ivan Turgenev
The author's final novel, in which he examines the young idealists of the "go to the people" era.
:: Translation by Rochelle E. Townsend

Literature