Ivan Turgenev | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Frank Friedeberg Seeley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Ivan Turgenev.
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Critical Essay by Frank Friedeberg Seeley

SOURCE: Seeley, Frank Friedeberg. “First Stories.” In Turgenev: A Reading of His Fiction, pp. 84-100. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

In the following essay, Seeley traces Turgenev's development as a short story writer through an examination of his early short stories.

Turgenev's ‘remarkable decade’ (1843-52) saw first the brief, four-year efflorescence of his narrative poetry; simultaneously, but extending beyond that, his ten-year-long experimentation with play-writing that culminated in the psychological drama A Month in the Country; and thirdly, his struggles with the genre in which he was to achieve his greatest triumphs: the prose fiction that was to bring him national and international fame.

But the road to fame was no easy one: in fact, when Turgenev left Russia for the West in January 1847, he was sufficiently depressed by the level of recognition...

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