The Adoring Son in Love, 2—Turgenev

  • Myron Tuman


Tuman surveys the career of the Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, a writer who matches Rousseau as the near-perfect model of the adoring son. In particular, his autobiographical novella First Love represents what may be the quintessential literary expression of such a son’s unquenchable anguish for a love he can never possess.


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  6. ———. Spring Torrents. Translated by Leonard Shapiro. London: Penguin Books, 1983. Google Scholar
  7. ———. Turgenev’s Letters. Edited and translated by A. V. Knowles. New York: Scribner, 1983.Google Scholar

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  • Myron Tuman
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  1. 1.New OrleansUSA

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