PRITCHETT, V. S.
Title The Gentle Barbarian: The Life And Work Of Turgenev.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition First Vintage Books Edition.
Publisher Vintage Books, New York: 1978.
0394725263 / 9780394725260
Seller ID 67385X1
According to the author, "There has not yet been a definitive biography of Turgenev in any language. Much is mysterious and changeable in the life of a novelist who dazzled his friends by his conversation and his thousands of engaging letters. My own book is a portrait and, having no Russian, I have relied entirely on sources in English and French translation." And The Los Angeles Times has written, "Pritchett's book has all the admirable qualities that have made him one of the most distinguished of living English critics. His prose is lucid, sober, sane, his judgment is balanced. He is a critic we can trust."
(Key Words: Ivan Turgenev, V. S. Pritchett, Russian Writers, Literary Criticism, Biography).