First Love and Other Stories

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 298 pages
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This collection brings together six of Turgenev's best-known `long' short stories, in which he turns his skills of psychological observation and black comedy to subjects as diverse as the tyranny of serfdom, love, and revenge on the Russian steppes. These stories all display the elegance andclarity of Turgenev's finest writing.Richard Freeborn was until recently Professor of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London.
 

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User Review  - dandelionroots - LibraryThing

It's official, I need more Turgenev in my life. He could narrate the mundane and I'd be engrossed. His portraits and scenes are so vivid. A sixteen year old boy falls in love with the impoverished ... Read full review

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A whirlwind of feelings, rapture and intensity of first love at 16, the crush of abandonment, disappointment, and a twist of fate (albeit slightly predictable) in the end... And even though Turgenev ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
THE DIARY OF A SUPERFLUOUS MAN
27
U M U
73
ASYA
144
KING LEAR OF THE STEPPES
203
THE SONG OF TRIUMPHANT LOVE
274
Notes
295
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Richard Freeborn was until 1988 Professor of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London.

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