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Fathers and Children by Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Children by Ivan Turgenev
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Aug 23, 2022 | ISBN 9781681376356

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“Turgenev’s remarkable quality of insight, gives [Fathers and Children] an uncanny position in Russian literature and life. . . . The new English translation… is also highly readable, and can occasion another look at the book, for those who’ve read it before, or a first look for those who haven’t. . . . This rupture between parents and their children is what happens, over and over, with every new generation; there is nothing for it, no remedy, no answer.” —Keith Gessen, The New Yorker

“An excellent and highly readable translation by veteran Russianists Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Maya Slater. . . . What makes the novel continually timely is Turgenev’s insight into the psychology of such youthful rebellion. . . . We’ve seen enough of the self-righteousness of children and the stubbornness of parents to make Fathers and Children a book for our moment.” —Adam Kirsch, Air Mail

“In short, it’s a Russian masterpiece, one written so beautifully and with such economy, that when you finish reading it you feel a little shaken and a little stirred. A vodka martini on the front porch might be in order.” —Gary Shteyngart, All Things Considered

“Every class of society, every type of character, every degree of fortune, every phase of manners, passes through his hands; his imagination claims its property equally, in town and country, among rich and poor, among wise people and idiots, dilettanti and peasants, the tragic and the joyous, the probable and the grotesque. He has an eye for all our passions, and a deeply sympathetic sense of the wonderful complexity of our souls.” —Henry James

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