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by Ivan Turgenev,Ivan Turgenieff

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I can see why Hemingway loved Turgenev 's writing.

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Вешние воды Spring Torrents Torrents of Spring, Ivan Turgenev Torrents of Spring, also known as Spring Torrents (Russian: Вешние воды), is a novel written by Ivan Turgenev during 1870 and 1871 when he was in his fifties. The story centers around a young Russian landowner named Dimitry Sanin who falls deliriously in love for the first time while visiting the German city of Frankfurt. Another entertaining book by Mr Turgenev. The author seems more optimistic than his peers: even though in Torrents: love and betrayal compete disastrously, he still manages at the end to resolve his hero and his heroine with some happiness. An artful story teller.

Torrents of Spring, also known as Spring Torrents (Russian: Вешние воды Veshniye vody), is a novel by Ivan Turgenev that was first published in 1872. It is highly autobiographical in nature, and centers on a young Russian landowner, Dimitry Sanin, who falls deliriously in love for the first time while visiting the German city of Frankfurt. Written during 1870 and 1871, when Turgenev was in his fifties, the novel is widely held as one of his greatest.

THE WORKS OF IVAN TURGENEV (1818 - 1883) Contents The Novels RUDIN A. .A lear of the steppes. TURGENIEFF: FRENCH NOVELISTS AND POETS (1878) By Henry James.

THE WORKS OF IVAN TURGENEV (1818 - 1883) Contents The Novels RUDIN A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK ON THE EVE FATHERS AND SONS SMOKE VIRGIN SOIL The Novellas TH. The song of triumphant love. TURGENEV: ESSAYS ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps. TURGENEF By Ivan Panin. A LETTER: TURGENEV (1917) – By Joseph Conrad.

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The Torrents of Spring, also known as Spring Torrents (Russian: Вешние воды), is a novel written by Ivan Turgenev during 1870 and 1871 when he was in his fifties. It is widely held as one Turgenev's greatest novels as well as being highly autobiographical in nature. This is a Librivox recording.

Prose written by Ivan Turgenev, perhaps, is the most elegant. The most picturesque in Russian classical literature. The writer's landscapes are colorful, accurate and detailed, permeated with heart-touching melancholy poetry. Turgenev characters are also written in detail and vividly. Russian aristocrat Dmitry Sanin gets acquainted in Germany with a young girl Gemma. She has a fiance, but for the sake of her flushed feelings toward Dmitri, she leaves him. The couple is going to get married

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Torrents of Spring - also known as Spring Torrents (Russian: Вешние воды), is a novel written by Ivan Turgenev during 1870 and 1871 when he was in his fifties. Torrents of Spring (film) - Torrents of Spring is a 1990 film based on the novel of the same title, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Timothy Hutton and Nastassja Kinski. It was nominated for the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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This was the book written by Hemingway for the purpose of getting out of his publishing contract with one publisher so he could contract with Scribner's. If one reads with that knowledge in mind it is even more enjoyable because it is a literary dare and brazen. No holds barred and the author occasionally talks to the reader (!!) in the middle of drama. I laughed out loud more than once and couldn't put this little book down until I finished it.
The impression I get from this novel is that it is written by an incredibly gifted author whose talents, sadly, have left him. Yet there are flashes of brilliance here and there, and perhaps that's why Turgenev wrote the novel in the first place, perhaps he was overcome with a flash of inspiration that he eventually had to see to the bitter end, just like our 'hero'.

To read the novel in such a meta way would make this a brilliant novel, but after what I thought was a promising start, quickly becomes a bit tedious, empty of real feeling, and of not much consequence.

I think the biggest problem with the novel is that we never really know Sanin. Yes he's very good looking and this has quite the effect on the people around him (young women), and we know he's given to flights of quick passion that keeps the plot moving along, but aside from that he's sort of an empty shell. And of course that is exactly what Turgenev wanted to give us, Sanin is supposed to be a young, handsome, wealthy, and utterly shallow person. However, that does not make for the most interesting character to follow around through every page of a novel. So at the whim of everyone else around him is he that almost nothing really happens aside from total chance (his initial meeting of Gemma, the gust of wind, the meeting of Polozov; all chance).

Yet again, from a meta point of view, Turgenev must have known that this is exactly the story he wanted to tell. He wanted to take a shallow young landowner (one who owned serfs, otherwise known as slaves) and turn him into a fool and a slave. He wanted to turn social convention on its head; to have Maria marry a homosexual so that she can carouse about Europe with her fortune left solely to her from her peasant father. Turgenev was making fun of the young Russian landowners and their wealth. That's why so much of the novel revolves around the theater : everything is a performance (and not a very good one) and only the best actors can fool the audience.

However, even with all this subtext, Turgenev just didn't really have his heart in this one. Something was missing; he was an actor reciting his lines well enough, but his elbows were pointed straight to the audience as he spoke and the audience wished they were somewhere else.

And what of this ending? To America? After all that time? It's an interesting ending, I think, but we just don't know and feel attached to Sanin well enough to even care, let alone understand why after 30 years of apathy (money making apathy to be sure, but apathy none-the-less) why he'd run off to America to see Maria. Does he think he still has his looks? Is that what the photograph of Maria's daughter was hinting at? Did he think he could buy his way into favor? Seems to be the real novel should start at this point and follow him across the ocean and see what happens.

Oh well, I really wanted to love this novel, but I don't. It's good, for sure, but nothing very special aside from a few brilliant moments and the excellent writing. To bad too because this could have been quite the masterpiece (and there IS plenty of meat to chew on here), but Turgenev just didn't have his heart in it. 'Cele ne ture pas a consequence' indeed.
Imagine you are Ernest Hemingway... You are a fairly run-of-the-mill journalist in Chicago and a friend (who has always encouraged you to write) named Sherwood Anderson, convinces you to move to Paris, instead of Rome. He writes you letters to introduce you to some of the brightest shining stars on the scene

You are everybody's darling...

For the next three or four years, you rub elbows with Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and finally, Scott Fitzgerald, who becomes one of your closest friends. Although you have published only a few stories of no account and Fitzgerald has written "Gatsby", you feel it is your duty to tell him where he is going wrong in all his writing.

Some of your stories have, and do find a publisher, because of your friend Sherwood Anderson's influence, or your other connections, but you are still polishing your style the way Anderson had suggested, to focus on your strengths, to write your experience.

Then, one day, you have done it! You have written the novel that will change all of writing and wipe away all the tired clichés! You just have to revise it a little, and you start in...

But your friend, Sherwood Anderson has written a new book too. While you are revising your first novel, you read his eighth published work.

That is where it all changes for you.

Over the next 10 days, you write a short book utterly lampooning Anderson's style. Page after page tears Anderson and those like him (James Joyce) apart, in public. You even call him by name in the book, sarcastically.


This book is that short book.

It is perhaps the cruelest book ever written, and certainly one of the most arrogant. It is so public and so blatant a betrayal of the successful man who saw talent in a young writer, and nurtured him, connected him, promoted him... that it simply boggles the mind and hurts the heart.

It is a book that forms one of the cornerstones of Hemingway's mythos. Hemingway burned all his bridges with its publication. He set himself adrift, alone, on the strength of "The Sun Also Rises" which was not even finished being revised, much less published at the time.

Anderson never recovered from the betrayal. Hemingway went on to dominate publishing for the next thirty years. It was a career built on public opposition and ridicule of nearly every other writer working contemporaneously. It all started with this bold parody of how NOT to write.
I had a hard time getting into this book. I don't think this is typical Hemingway. But, it's a spoof of Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter which I hated.
It would only be fair to provide this "novel" with a warning label explaining that it was written to help Hemingway get out of a publishing contract. If you waste your time reading this, you will immediately understand why it worked so well! My guess is that they could not drop him fast enough! There is nothing quite like being on the outside of an "inside joke!"
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Author: Ivan Turgenev,Ivan Turgenieff
ISBN: 1419190636
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
Pages: 148 pages