Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics)
When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith." Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was... show more
When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith." Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was published in 1862 and continues today to seem as fresh and outspoken as it did to those who first encountered its nihilistic hero.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: June 15th 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
When I'm drawing a blank about what I want to say in my space about a book, I go take a stroll through my highlights for inspiration. No inspiration was found this time around! Funnily enough, what I did notice was that when taken in quotes, this book feels quite heavy - when, on the whole, it was...
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Turgenev's [b:Fathers and Sons|2924651|Fathers and Sons|Ivan Turgenev|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348445045s/2924651.jpg|1294426] mainly deals with the subject of different ideologies and the struggle to remain true to our beliefs. Simultaneously, the plot is full of characteristics that express ...
Sometimes a work is so much a product of its times that, for all its genius, it no longer translates beyond those times. I’ve read many works that are full of incredible satire, insight, and profound art, yet would be virtually meaningless to a modern reader. I think specifically of a great work lik...
This book is about the generational gap between a generation that is either reactionary or liberal in the case of the older generation, or endorsing more radical ideas in the case of the younger generation. Apparently, the book set of a firestorm of controversy.I was a little disappointed in the bo...