By Ivan Turgenev
Translated By C.J. Hogarth
Realism, Philosophical, Coming of Age
1. Seeps into the Reader
2. Mellow & Strong Passages
3. Artistic Archetypal Characters
4. Harmonious Threads
5. Philosophical Dialogues
6. Monologue Point of View
7. Reveals Various Relationships
8. Simply Great Storytelling
9. Both Slow & Quick Pacing!
10. Incredible Variety of Allusions
I must make a postcard video for this one! Astounding quotes & images to be found.
Cuisine & Delicacies
Ranked as: Dessert Bar
This one could also be a Mystery Meat because of all the peaceful thinking I'm left with. I have to go with dessert bar because of the fairy tale feel of this book. It's a cozy story told by a family member. It also has very deep meanings under the surface that can stay with you for years to come.
Why Visit Here
It can be read as just a story about father-son relationships. Or simply to explore how times change. It can also reveal the much deeper messages in these universal themes. For these rich themes, I highly recommend this great work of emotional genius.
And for Russian Literature fans, it’s so much more! It’s the beginning of a 3 part conversation. This is book one.
Book 2: What is to Be Done? By Nikolai Chernyshevsky (1863)
Book 3: Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky (1864)
Very simply, the father is waiting for his son to come home from school. The son arrives with his nihilist friend. There are many interesting discussions about life; traditions, social change, ways of living, falling in love and all types of relationships. There is a lot going on without any confusion. I’m sure some chapters will touch various people differently.
Off the Beaten Path
This video gives a good, short introduction for the “Emancipation of Russia’s Serfs” which is the historical context of Fathers and Sons.
This is a professionally produced video, at 5 minutes in, they begin a detailed overview all of Russia during the emancipation, complete with maps.
✓ Highlighter for Numerous Great Quotes
✓ A Planned trip to the Countryside for R & R
✓ A Cozy Chair for Reflective Thinking
✓ Eugene Onegin By Alexander Pushkin (1833) - Also a slow, countryside story about relationships
✓ The Master and Margarita By Mikhail Bulgakov (1966) - Bazarov reminds me so much of Behemoth
✓ Uncle Vanya or The Cherry Orchid or any short work By Anton Chekov (c.1897-1904) - He weaves in many themes into a few words