Not Just Another Grouchy Grammarian

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Review: A Sportsman’s Notebook: Stories, by Ivan Turgenev

As always, I enjoyed Turgenev’s work. A Sportsman’s Notebook covers a lot of ground besides the hunting and fishing stories you expect in such a volume. He looks at the life of serfs, the relationships between serfs and owners, Russian society at a time of major changes and upheavals, and relationships between men and women.

Turgenev’s writing is beautiful in its directness and clarity.

Sorry for the shortness of this review, but I am having an episode of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, so I can’t hold the tablet for long.

Still, if you are exploring Russian literature, Turgenev is a writer you don’t want to miss.

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