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Description - Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when idleness was still looked upon by Russia's serf-owning rural gentry as a plausible and worthy goal, Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov follows the travails of an unlikely hero, a young aristocrat incapable of making a decision. Indolent, inattentive, incurious, given to daydreaming and procrastination, Oblomov clearly predates the ideal of the industrious modern man, yet he is impossible not to admire through Goncharov's masterful prose. Translator Marian Schwartz breathes new life into this Russian masterpiece in this, the first translation from the generally recognized definitive edition of the original, as well the first to attempt to replicate in English Goncharov's wry humor and all-embracing humanity. Replete with ingenious social satire and cutting criticism of nineteenth-century Russian society, this edition of Oblomov will introduce new readers to the novel that Leo Tolstoy praised as "a truly great work, the likes of which one has not seen for a long, long time."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300162288
ISBN-10: 0300162286
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 37mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ivan Goncharov

Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891) was born in Simbirsk, Russia, and is the author of three novels. Goncharov's short stories, essays, and memoirs were published posthumously in 1919. Marian Schwartz is a prize-winning translator of Russian fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art. She is the principal English translator of the works of Nina Berberova and translated the New York Times bestseller The Last Tsar, by Edvard Radzinsky. She lives in Austin, TX.

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