IVAN SERGEEVICH TURGENEV
Title: Diary of a Superfluous Man
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company 1999-07-01
0393319202 / 9780393319200
Seller ID: 20070817118893
When Turgenev published Diary of a Superfluous Man in 1850, he created one of the first literary portraits of the alienated man. Turgenev once said that there was a great deal of himself in the unsuccessful lovers who appear in his fiction. This failure, along with painful self-consciousness, is a central fact for the ailing Chulkaturin in this melancholy tale. As he reflects on his life, he tells the story of Liza, whom he loved, and a prince, whom she loved instead, and the curious turns all their lives took.