ISBN-10:
0300162286
ISBN-13:
9780300162288
Pub. Date:
03/02/2010
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Oblomov

Oblomov

by Ivan Goncharov, Marian SchwartzIvan Goncharov
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Overview

Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov. Oblomov is also the central character of the novel, often seen as the ultimate incarnation of the superfluous man, a symbolic character in 19th-century Russian literature. Oblomov was compared to Shakespeare's Hamlet as answering 'No!' to the question "To be or not to be?" Oblomov is a young, generous nobleman who seems incapable of making important decisions or undertaking any significant actions. The book was considered a satire of Russian nobility whose social and economic function was increasingly in question in mid-nineteenth century Russia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300162288
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 327,283
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

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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