Turgenev: The Man, His Art and His Age

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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The best edition of Turgenev's writings is the one brought out in 1954-58 under a Moscow imprint in twelve volumes. Prepared with much care and nearly complete, it is provided with explanatory notes and ample commentaries offering critical estimates and factual data on the composition, publication and reception of each work. The old translations of the stories, novels, "Poems in Prose" by Isabel F. Hapgood and Constance Garnett, leave much to be desired. In recent years the novels, except for Virgin Soil, have been re-translated, three different renderings of On the Eve, and of Fathers and Children appearing in London and New York in 1948-51. There is also a new translation of A Sportsman's Sketches and of several of the stories. The plays were not translated until 1924 (by M. S. Mandell); three of them, including "A Month in the Country," were rendered into English by Constance Garnett; this was also translated by George R. Noyes . Turgenev "Recollections of Life and Letters" have become accessible in English through the publication of his Literary Reminiscences and Autobiographical Fragments, translated by David Magarshack , with a preface by Edmund Wilson, New York, 1958. There is also a translation (by Robert Nichols, London, 1930) of the essay "Hamlet and Don Quixote." Turgenev's verse is not available in English.

There is at present no comprehensive collection of Turgenev's letters. An annotated selection from them forms the last volume of the edition mentioned at the beginning of this Note. The novelist did not think that they were worth preserving, and as far as possible he destroyed them. The Institute of Russian Literature, which is part of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, is preparing a complete edition of his polyglot correspondence, and has been able to locate nearly 6,000 of his letters, addressed to 450 persons. By the early thirties upward of 5,000 were in print. Couched in Russian, French, German and, in the case of a few, English, they are scattered in numerous books and periodicals. These are listed in M. Kleman, Letopis zhizni i tvorchestva Turgeneva, Moscow, 1932, a useful compilation in the nature of a detailed chronological outline of the novelist's life.

His letters to Pauline Viardot, though by no means all of them, have long been available both in the original French (latest edition of Lettres à Mme. Viardot: Paris, 1926) and in Russian translation. It is uncertain if any of her communications to him are in existence and, in any event, none of them has been published. This lends added interest to her correspondence with Julius Rietz, printed in The Musical Quarterly, New York, July 1915-January 1916. The epistolary material that has come out within the last quarter of a century includes the novelist's letters to his daughter. Edited by E. K. Séméneoff,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Preface To The First Edition ix
  • Contents xi
  • Errata xiv
  • Illustrations xv
  • 1 - In Which a Russian Is Scratched 3
  • 2 - "Shades of The Prison-House" 9
  • 3 - "The American" 18
  • 4 - Adolescence 26
  • 5 - The Immaculately Conceived 33
  • 6 - "The Sphere Of The Ideal" 42
  • 7 - Love, Carnal And Spiritual 52
  • 8- The Poet 61
  • 9 - Belinsky's Disciple 74
  • 10 - November First, Eighteen Forty-Three 81
  • 11 - The Dark Lady 90
  • 12 - "I Am Chained To The Earth" 101
  • 13 - "Bonne Nuit, Maman" 110
  • 14 - The Crown of Martyrdom 120
  • 15 - The Turning Of the Road 128
  • 16 - "The Only Woman" 139
  • 17 - Folly's Due 154
  • 18- A Nest of Gentlefolk 164
  • 19 - On the Eve 173
  • 20 - The Nihilists 182
  • 21 - Freedom 191
  • 22 - Fathers and Children 200
  • 23 - Different Clay 210
  • 24 - "I Am a European" 221
  • 25 - "Dearest, Dearest . . ." 231
  • 26 - The Baden Nest 241
  • 27 - Smoke 250
  • 28 - The Expatriate 258
  • 29 - Meek Pagan And 268
  • 30 - Thirty Devonshire Place 279
  • 31 - The French Home 291
  • 32 - Virgin Soil 302
  • 33 - A Marriage of Souls 314
  • 34 - Paris: Friends and Strangers 324
  • 35 - "Au Revoir in America!" 336
  • 36 - The Return Of the Native 347
  • 37 - Reconciliation 361
  • 38 - Phoenix Love 370
  • 39 - "Time to Take Leave" 380
  • Bibliographical Note 393
  • Chronology 396
  • Index 399
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