Ivan Turgenev | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Joseph Wood Krutch

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Ivan Turgenev.
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Critical Review by Joseph Wood Krutch

SOURCE: "Nosce Te Ipsum," in The Nation, New York, Vol. CXXX, No. 3379, 9 April 1930, pp. 430, 432.

In the review below of the Theater Guild production of A Month in the Country, Krutch extols Turgenev 's penetrating psychological portraits of the characters.

The Theater Guild's experiments with standard plays have not always been among its happiest efforts, but with A Month in the Country (Guild Theater) it has achieved a delightful production of a delightful play. Chekhov himself never imagined a more charming group of people than that which Turgenev has here brought together, and Chekhov himself never scrutinized character with a keener or more tolerant gaze. One will look in vain for that tumultuous despair which is commonly supposed to be inevitably a part of the famous Russian soul, but one will find in its place something which...

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