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College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fathers And Sons is one of my favorite Russian novels, and this lesser known work, First Love, now becomes another of my top-ranking volumes of east European literature. Like Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, Turgenev is the literary precursor of the psychologist, teasing out the inner thoughts and motivations of his characters, painting them in umber scenes, often melancholy and reflecting on the past. First Love is about remembrance, hope, regret, and the full oeuvre of human emotion, a moving and compelling work of art.
"A bewitching story told with authority and charm."
A strange question. Hopefully they would be identical. I haven't read the book.
A sequence of moments: the thrilling, excruciating games the heroine compels her suitors to play.
I have heard Mr Troughton sing 'Blue Light Boogie' in 'Tales Of Sherwood Forest' , and I have seen his fabulous wiggly dance.
I was entranced. And finally exasperated by the misjudged abruptness of the author's ending.
Turgenev's head was so large that when he died the medical authorities pickled his brain as a curiosity to amuse undergraduates.
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