Ivan Turgenev Biography
(Auhtor of Famous Works 'A Sportsman's Sketches' and 'Fathers and Sons')
Birthday: November 9, 1818 (Scorpio)
Born In: Oryol, Russia
Ivan Turgenev was a celebrated short-story writer, novelist, and poet from Russia. He was one of the principal writers who played a major role in popularizing Russian literature in the west. He was the only Russian novelist of his era who was believed to have a European outlook. His novel ‘Fathers and Sons’ was one of his most popular works; it is also considered to be one of the best novels of the 19th century. Both the Russian left-wing and right-wing political segments distrusted Turgenev as the left believed that he was being very critical of the young revolutionaries, while the right believed that he was not being critical enough. Most of his works portray a realistic version of the lives of Russian peasants. He was able to bring in a lot of love and concern for his native land Russia from the western world through his writings. Turgenev was often considered to be timid, restrained, and soft-spoken by his contemporaries even though he was physically well built with broad shoulders.