The novelist Ivan Turgenev died at the age of 64. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Notable for his 1862 novel Fathers and Sons and for his 1852 short story collection A Sportsman’s Sketches, Turgenev was a key figure in late 19th-century Russia’s literary realism movement.
Born into a troubled upper-class family, Turgenev and his brother Nicolas were the sons of military man Sergei Nikolaevich Turgenev and the wealthy, physically abusive Varvara Petrovna Lutovinova. Through his relationship with a serf bound to his family’s land, he fathered an illegitimate child named Paulinette.
Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.
Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?
A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.
People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.
The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.