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tackling the major Russian works this is a nice way to get your feet a ittle the major Russian works this is a nice way to get your feet a The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, little These short sketches anecdotes would be a better word depictife in rural czarist Russia and are written by a fellow who was alive at that time The reading is easy The Selected Poems light and there are no heavy philosophical themes To give you an idea of what this book isike my favorite sketch is called Byezhin Prarie wherein the author becomes A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent lost while hunting and camps near some young boys and recounts the ghost stories they tell and believeThere are a few excellent uotes my favorite being Those who can only just keep themselves afloat are the ones to drag others under I do not know if Turgenev made this up or if it was a common saying at the time This was the project Gutenberg version Overall Iiked it I just have a thing for short story collections and the generally casual way that it s all written just makes it fun to read A solid re introduction to russian My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA lit for me The Hunting Sketches Bk1 My Neighbour Radilov and Other Stories by Ivan TurgenevWhat Turgenev s Early Writing Led Him To A review of The Hunting SketchesA work from a distant country in a foreignanguage written over a century and a half ago had better be able to speak for itself Fortunately as an audio book now this one canWhen a book first comes out as this one did it attracts or repels readers argely on the basis of three main things its author its topic and its type or genre While a swing and a miss on any of these is type or genre While a swing and a miss on any of these is a strike against you a hit on just one of them may save the day and keep the game alive When Turgenev published The Hunting Sketches in 1852 he was not well known Strike One What s though his material came with a place attached to it the estate he had just inherited from his domineering mother and a gaggle of colorful people it bore no unifying theme or topic Strike Two And when it came to the third remaining basis what Turgenev did even doubled his difficulty ratio because what he chose to work within wasn t the familiar and popular story form but rather that of the sketch When was the ast time you read and really enjoyed a sketch on anything And this is precisely where Turgenev s fortunes pivoted and turned around Not only did he get his hit but he knocked the ball into the stands and to stick with the sports metaphor he even made it into the hall of fameThe response was instantaneous It was not beginners Nine Ghosts luck but flowed from that which he had chosen to base his sketches on character Not as a mereiterary device or techniue employed to make written pieces effect. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev 1818 1883 was a great Russian novelist and playwright His novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of major works of 19th century fiction After the standard schooling for a child of a gentleman's family He studied for one year at the University of Moscow and then moved to the University of St Petersburg focusing on the cla. .
18 who compares Turgenev to Tolstoy and Dostoevsky He
SAYS THE BOOK NUMBERS AMONG THE GREATEST WORKS OFthe book numbers among the greatest works of iterature and he particularly admires Byezhin Prairie Knausgaard also says there is nothing here of Dostoyevsky s psychological particularly admires Byezhin Prairie Knausgaard also says there is nothing here of Dostoyevsky s psychological emotional savagery and depth nor of Tolstoy s epic complexity or his ability to encapsulate an entire society with a few strokes As my rating suggests I do not agree and I am probably will not read many of the other stories greatly entertaining character description with uiet tongue in cheek humor well worth the time imo As commented on several times already the major problem with their work for me is the vocal track I found it to be flat and ack energy I ve not come across Turgenev before and I have to say that after this audio reading I would be hesitant to do so again There s not excitment or joy in it no variation or tone or interest in the voice it sounds شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى like someone reading a very boring text they d rther not be reading and when the reader is board how can I help but feel the same The accent is also uite strange and I spent aong time trying to work out if it was an English person affecting a Russia accent or a Russian person trying to affect an English accent The fact that I was contemplating this as he was reading Though not the first rate Russian The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) literatureike Gogol or Chekhov it contemplating this as he was reading Though not the first rate Russian Riding Hard literatureike Gogol or Chekhov it pretty good in it s own rightHor and Kalinitch Osyanikov Kassyan of Fair Springs I m no expert but I don t think this was his best work This was my first experience of Turgenev I ve been wanting to read A Sportsman s Notebook so I was pleased to get this audiobook copy in the LT Early Reviewers programme The Hunting Sketches are taken from A Sportsman s Notebook this is Book 1 of an intended audiobook series I have mixed feelings as I could sense that Turgenev s writing is particularly good My Neighbour Radilov and the chapter A French Affair from Proprietor Ovsyanikov I Arabian Challenge liked the best But and it s a very big but as others have already said the experience was totally affected as it is in any audiobook by the voice of the narratorreader Max Bollinger s delivery is off putting to say theeast His accent is not the issue at all rather the monotone and ifeless delivery It was so distracting that I found myself noticing the bad mispronounciations than the actual content A dog was knowing a bone is one that springs to mind and this was way too distracting So much so that even after repeat istening I found it very difficult to concentrate on the flow of Proprietor Ovsyanikov altogetherAll in all most disappointing I won t though be put of. Notes of a Hunter He wrote several short novels ike The Diary of a Superfluous Man Faust and The Lull In them Turgenev expressed the anxieties and hopes of Russians of his generation Amongst his other works are Liza A Nest of Nobles The Jew and Other Stories On the Eve A Reckless Character and Other Stories The Torrents of Spring and The Rendezvou.
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way and their work shows it and not many writers succeed despite their many ILLERAMMA Kathalu labored attempts inearningand their work shows it and not many writers succeed despite their many American Literature Student Text labored attempts inearning wield it in the engaging and Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance lifeike way Turgenev did That is what shows in The Hunting Sketches where again and again he seizes his people with both hands determined not to The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems let them go until they give handing over the revealing riches that character harbors deep within He wrote of character exclusively relentlessly and unswervingly in every single sketch What Turgenev found in character gave his work and the people in them the peasants and nobles of the provincial Russia of his day real things to talk about think of feel say and do And that is evident in his distinctly vivid charactersSurely this promising depth and dimensionality came as a surprise even to Turgenev For what had he ever published up to that time but aong poem and a short story But in 1847 at 29 he begins to write in the fine fashion found in The Hunting Sketches It changed both the way he saw things and the way he would write from Then On It Even on It even a hand in changing the world around him several credit his writing with hastening the official end of serfdom as wellThat Turgenev could actually see the reality of character is evidence of his artistic creativity but that he also chose to follow where it E.E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry led is a sure sign of his own It carried him farIf the uality of narration matched that of the writing I would have given this audio book a four star rating As it presently stands I rate it at three and a half And if its two flaws identified under separate cover are readily addressed and corrected I would restore it to the four star rating the material otherwise deserves This is a remarkable piece of mid 19th century Russian Literature written before the novels of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky took over In these short sketches based mostly on his own hunting experiences Turgenev realistically sketches the big picture of then Russian society based on the dehumanizing practice of serfdom and of strict hierarchy as well as deftly details idiosyncrasies of people along with some beautiful yet measured prose describing natural beauty The edition I have is a two volume 1914 reprint of a Constance Garnett translation originally published in 1906 in London I read Byezhin Prairie Hor and Kalinitch Yermolai and the Miller s Wife and Raspberry Spring in Turgenev s collection Sportsman s Sketches The first was enthusiastically mentioned in an article entitled Out of the Past a Journey into the Heart of Russia by Karl Ove Knausgaard in the New York Times Magazine of February. Ssics Russianiterature and philology Turgenev was impressed with German Central European society and believed that Russia could best improve itself by imitating the West Like many of his educated contemporaries he was particularly opposed to serfdom He first made his name with A Sportsman's Sketches also known as Sketches From a Hunter's Album; or.