Bulgakov: Master and Margarita
Originally Posted by eg1
I read that. It gave me six kinds of a headache. Hope you enjoy it more than I did!
I finished Fathers and Sons a few days ago but had no time to start with Bulgakov until today. Would you mind elaborating on your displeasure? I've read my fair share of Bulgakov (and other Russians, for that matter) and can say that have not been disappointed a single time.Dubliners
arrived this morning and I can't wait to start reading. I liked Clay
quite a bit, but am unfamiliar with anything else.Ivan Turgenev: Fathers and Sons
His most famous novel is set in 1859, two years before the abolition of serfdom in Russia. The book focuses on the conflict between the humanistic-idealistic coloured father's generation and their rebellious, materialistic and disillusioned offspring. Archetype of the young Nihilists is the medical student Basarov from St. Petersburg, who accompanies his dear Arkadij Kirsanov on his return journey to his father's home. Fierce verbal disputes with Arkadij's uncle Pawel will follow and even culminate in a dues; his unfortunate love for a widow may cause a dramatic aftermath.
In 1862, Turgenjev introduced the term Nihilism to a broad public with this masterpiece. Explicit recommendation!Edited by green bastard - 6/18/12 at 11:21pm