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turgenev: legacy of the emancipator

Ivan Turgenev will be remembered as the great emancipator of the Russian serf, a parallel condition to that of the American slave. Turgenev helped bring freedom to the serfs by the ingeniously devastating method of showing what their lives were … Continue reading

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turgenev: the end

The power of the pen over the sword… …The Viardot’s had been living in Baden-Baden because of Louis Viardot’s hatred of Napoleon III. After the emperor’s abdication in 1870, they returned to France and settled in a house at Bougival, … Continue reading

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turgenev: fathers & sons & a smoke

Ivan Turgenev was Russia’s great emancipator of the serf. His method: Show what their lives were really like through his stories and novels… …Alexander II’s emancipation act of the serfs ¬†of 1861 was the background for Ivan Turgenev’s next novel, … Continue reading

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turgenev: losing baptized property

Ivan Turgenev. He was Russia’s Great Emancipator, helping abolish serfdom; he helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously devastating method: writing short stories that showed what their lives were like… …In Russia, at least, the prospects for emancipation … Continue reading

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turgenev: the serf and uncle tom’s cabin

Ivan Turgenev and his passion for liberty. The time was the mid-nineteenth century and a third of all Russians were serfs. Turgenev was a great emancipator and a gifted writer; he helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously … Continue reading

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turgenev: fighting for the serf on his turf

Ivan Turgenov was Russia’s great emancipator. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by the devastating method of showing what their lives were like through his short stories… ..As A Sportman’s Sketches appeared one by one in The Contemporary, their … Continue reading

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tergenev: high tide for the serf

The great emancipator: Ivan Turgenev and his collection of stories A Sportsman’s Sketch. He helped bring freedom to the serf by the devastating method of showing them what their lives were like through fiction… …Even in those stories where the … Continue reading

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turgenev: sportman’s sketch

Turgenev was the great emancipator of the Russian serf. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously devastating method: Ivan Turgenev showed them what their lives were like… The inception of the Sketches was casual. In 1847 Turgenev … Continue reading

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turgenev: taking the serf out of soviet

Ivan Turgenev was Russia’s great emancipator. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously devastating method: showing what their lives were like… …Vavara Petrovna soon had another reason to be angry with her son. During the season of … Continue reading

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turgenov: sorely disappointed

…Turgenov. The great emancipator. Turgenov helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingenuously devastating method: he showed the serfs what their lives were like. Turgenov returns from Berlin to take a post in the Russian Ministry of the Interior… … Continue reading

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