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or Turgeniev

[tur-gen-yuh f, -geyn-; Russian toor-gye-nyif] /tɜrˈgɛn yəf, -ˈgeɪn-; Russian turˈgyɛ nyɪf/
Ivan Sergeevich
[ee-vahn syir-gye-yi-vyich] /iˈvɑn syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1818–83, Russian novelist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But it is a less tedious realism than that of Tolstoy or Turgenev.

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

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • But Turgenev was unsuspecting; he had not taken to heart the full importance of dramatizing the point of view—perhaps it was that.

    The Craft of Fiction Percy Lubbock
  • There is something of this in Turgenev's description of love.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • Turgenev seems to "come into the room" in his books with just such a welcome presence.

    Old and New Masters Robert Lynd
  • Turgenev is a realist in the sense that he keeps close to reality, truth, and nature.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • Turgenev's poorest novel, Virgin Soil, which also gives us a picture of a factory, is immensely superior from every point of view.

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for Turgenev


/Russian turˈɡjenɪf/
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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