Turgenev (1818-1883) tends to be seen in Chekhov’s shadow, yet his plays pre-date Chekhov’s work by nearly half a century.
“So many memories and so little worth remembering, and in front of me — a long, long road without a goal...” - Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons
After graduating from university, Arkady Kirsanov returns home with his friend, Bazarov. The young man is changed embracing the nihilistic philosophy not that popular among the older generation. But nihilism doesn’t believe in love...can Arkady and Bazarov neglect their feelings for the sake of their own beliefs?
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The classic saga Fathers and Sons reveals the inescapable influence that fathers and sons have on each other’s lives, and provides a realistic portrayal of the struggles of families and their ideologies in the face of social upheaval. Fathers and Sons is often regarded as the first modern novel in Russian literature, and has been adapted for the stage as Nothing Sacred, which was later made into a movie.
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