Fathers and Children
Michael R. Katz presents Turgenev's greatest and ultimately most important novel in an acclaimed new translation of Fathers and Children. Katz's translation captures a world on the brink of change, subtle psychological confrontations among powerful fictional characters, and the gracefulness of Turgenev's poetic imagination. This new version of "Fathers and Children" will be welcomed by general readers and scholars alike. The novel is accompanied by a rich selection of Turgenev's letters, illustrating his involvement in the critical storm that surrounded its publication in 1862. Significant critiques of the day further enhance the reader's understanding of this public controversy. Critical essays are organized around several themes: the issue of translation; politics, including Turgenev's liberalism, view of revolution, and attitude toward nihilism; and various literary aspects, including Turgenev's use of imagery, the role of women, the conflict of generations, and the impact of science. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included. About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.
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