FATHERS AND SONS was the most closely studied of Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev's works in the Soviet high school curriculum. An inadvertent political agenda favorite, juxtaposing two generations, "the fathers," or the fading aristocracy, and "the sons," or the new fresh blood of the middle class... read more
“... and as for the times, why should I be influenced by them? Rather let them be influenced by me.”
“But the heat of noon passes, then comes evening and night, bringing a return to the peaceful haven where sweetly sleep the tired and weary...”Narrator
“Vulgarity is often a welcome interlude in life. It slackens strings that are too highly strung and sobers self-confident or presumptuous feelings by a reminder of their kinship with it.”Narrator
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