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Turgenev

or Turgeniev

[tur-gen-yuh f, -geyn-; Russian toor-gye-nyif] /tɜrˈgɛn yəf, -ˈgeɪn-; Russian turˈgyɛ nyɪf/
noun
1.
Ivan Sergeevich
[ee-vahn syir-gye-yi-vyich] /iˈvɑn syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
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
  • There is something of this in Turgenev's description of love.

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

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • Turgenev is a realist in the sense that he keeps close to reality, truth, and nature.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
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Turgenev

/Russian turˈɡjenɪf/
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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