Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman’s Sketches, was a milestone of Russian realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
|Born:||Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, November 9, 1818, Oryol, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire|
|Died:||September 3, 1883, Bougival, Seine-et-Oise, France|
|Occupation:||Writer, poet, translator|
|Genre:||Novel, play, short story|
|Notable works:||A Sportsman’s Sketches • Fathers and Sons • A Month in the Country|
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About Ivan Turgenev
Notable for his 1862 novel Fathers and Sons and for his 1852 short story collection A Sportsman’s Sketches, Turgenev was a key figure in late 19th-century Russia’s literary realism movement.
He was educated at the University of Moscow, the University of Saint Petersburg, and the University of Berlin.
During the early 1840s, he was a civil servant with the Russian Ministry of Interior.
Born into a troubled upper-class family, Turgenev and his brother Nicolas were the sons of military man Sergei Nikolaevich Turgenev and the wealthy, physically abusive Varvara Petrovna Lutovinova. Through his relationship with a serf bound to his family’s land, he fathered an illegitimate child named Paulinette.
Turgenev and 19th-century playwright and fiction writer Anton Chekhov both penned important works of Russian Realism.
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