Erroneamente interpretato come romanzo di taglio soprattutto sociale, e fatto oggetto di violente polemiche e dure critiche, Padri e figli è l’analisi sottile del conflitto generazionale che dominò gli anni Sessanta in Russia: ai padri, aristocratici idealisti, immobili nella loro privilegiata sclerosi, si oppongono i figli, antidealisti, democratici, materialisti, nichilisti. In una scrittura tra le più limpide e perfette Turgenev registra la complessità dello scenario ideologico-sociale del suo tempo, dando vita a personaggi vivi, esempi ancor oggi suggestivi di tormentata ambiguità, di sotterranea crescita spirituale.
- ISBN: 8811137659
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 193
(874 From 1001 Books) - Отцы и дѣти = Fathers and Sons = Fathers and Children, Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons is an 1862 novel by Ivan Turgenev, and ties with A Nest of Gentlefolk for the repute of being his best novel. Arkady Kirsanov has just graduated from the University of Petersburg and returns w Leggi tutto
A ‘classic’ classic. Written in 1862, Wikipedia suggest this can be considered the “first modern Russian novel.” The plot revolves around two sons and two fathers who are meant to show political change in Russia reflecting generational differences. We are told in the introduction that the author del Leggi tutto
In the quiet, sleepy, out of the way areas of rural Russia under the autocratic Czars, during the mid nineteenth century, nothing happens, still reality will show its unpleasant dark aspects as other things appear, the catalyst , two university educated arrogant young men return home, they believe t Leggi tutto
I had some doubts upon reading Turgenev for the first time, could he really stand up with the likes of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky?, simple answer, yes. Fathers and Sons, although not on an epic level in terms of length, does an authentic and realistic job of presenting an account of upper class 19th ce Leggi tutto
"Per quanto appassionato, peccatore e turbolento sia il cuore nascosto in una tomba, i fiori che vi crescono sopra ci guardano serenamente (...): non dell'eterno riposo soltanto essi ci parlano, di quella gran pace della natura indifferente; essi ci parlano anche di un'eterna riconciliazione e di un Leggi tutto
Fathers and Sons (FS) apparently pleased no one on in Russia on publication, and if not precisely ‘shocked’ the muchadumbre, then surely ruffled feathers and rubbed salt in fresh wounds: that, in any event, is the general promise in the blurb on the back cover of the book. Goody. I like a scandal be Leggi tutto
This book is a real classic of russian literature.The language is understandable and psychological depth. The main character Basarov is the first nihilist of world literature, and rejects all conventional moral concepts. Even in love, he sees nothing but the helplessness of lonely people and distanc Leggi tutto
In ‘Fathers and Sons’, we come across generational disagreement and conflict, amidst the social upheaval of mid nineteenth century Russia, and it’s where we are introduced to Bazarov. Bazarov (the product of doting parents) is a bad tempered anarchist, rejecting the social conventions of the day, spa Leggi tutto
Fathers feel that they now belong to bygone times and sons feel that they have learned enough to indoctrinate new scientific theories and philosophies to the fathers. This happens today and this happened in this realistic classical work, based on the Russian society of the mid 19th century. The stor Leggi tutto
Lately I seem to be reading second reads. This is one of them and I am very glad I visited Turgenev’s most famous novel again. Rereading is like visiting how one’s mind changes. (view spoiler) [ I first read it before GR days but found that I had poste a 'Non-Review' back in 2011, which I keep below (hide spoiler)] .I have read it Leggi tutto
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