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Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich Russian writer Orel 9.11.1818 – Bougival near Paris 3.9.1883.
Portrait shot, around 1875 (E. Carjat, Paris).
Portrait of Ivan Turgenev
Portrait of Ivan Turgenev
Portrait of Ivan Turgenev
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.
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