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Turgenev

or Tur·ge·niev

[tur-gen-yuh f, -geyn-; Russian toor-gye-nyif]
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  1. I·van Ser·ge·e·vich [ee-vahn syir-gye-yi-vyich] /iˈvɑn syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1818–83, Russian novelist.
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  • Yet no one would ever call Turgenev a romanticist, or Stevenson a realist.

  • But it is a less tedious realism than that of Tolstoy or Turgenev.

  • Turgenev had indeed roused the ire of both sides, only too surely.

    Fathers and Sons

    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

  • We may say that the description of love is Turgenev's speciality.

    Rudin

    Ivan Turgenev

  • Turgenev did not write for the masses but for the elite among men.

    Rudin

    Ivan Turgenev


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Turgenev

noun
  1. 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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