Sunday, December 27, 2015
Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev
Here's another author who is new to me - and who I think may become a new favorite. This was like a sliver of Tolstoy - with a nicely focused story, no tiresome repetition, etc. etc. I'm sure a lot of the subtext in this book is lost on me as a modern reader, but I can see how it would have been a sensation in its time. I think it's evident that the author was a playwright, as the story seems almost broken up into acts. It all works well together, even if I'm not entirely sure what the message I should take away from the book is. I'll have to read more books by Turgenev in the near future. Recommended.