This lecture course was created on the basis of a special course, which for several years was read by the doctor of philology, honored professor, laureate of the Goncharov Literary Prize B.A. Nedzvetsky for students and Russian philology interns of the Philological Faculty of Moscow State University. The course consists of two sections: 'Logic of creativity' and ‘Mentality of the Character'.
The first section describes common literature and personal factors that helped Turgenev — the poet, playwright, essayist and author of original novels — become one of the classics of the Russian and world novel.
The second section contains a thorough analysis of the mental values that distinguish the central Turgenev characters. Those values highlight Turgenev’s characters against the characters of other Russian writers of the 19th century and the dramatic nature of their fates.
For undergraduates, post-graduate students and teachers of philological faculties, as well as all admirers of Turgenev.
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