November 2018: 200 Years since the Birth of Ivan Turgenev
November 2018: 200 Years since the Birth of Ivan Turgenev.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (9th November 1818 – 3rd September 1883), Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright and translator.
His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th Century fiction.
Turgenev's artistic purity made him a favorite of like-minded novelists of the next generation, such as Henry James and Joseph Conrad, both of whom greatly preferred Turgenev to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.