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ISBN: 1592244599
Author: Ivan Goncharov
Language: English
Publisher: Wildside Press (September 1, 2003)
Pages: 328
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 527
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Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov was one of the leading members of the .

Oblomov' by Goncharov, which is considered to be the 1st of the 3 books that he wrote, is an absolute masterpiece, whereas 'The precipice' is good but honestly, too long! Some parts were just excessive.

The Precipice (Russian: Обрыв, romanized: Obryv) is the third novel by Ivan Goncharov, first published in January–May 1869 issues of Vestnik Evropy magazine.

Translated by DAVID MAGARSHACK. Goncharov started The Precipice in 1849, when he was still in the early stages of Oblomov. The writing dragged on for twenty years. He rushed to Marienbad periodically, but the inspiration of the glorious summer of ’57 would not return.

Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (/ˈɡɒntʃərɒf/, also US: /-rɔːf/; Russian: Ива́н Алекса́ндрович Гончаро́в, tr. Iván Aleksándrovich Goncharóv, IPA:. Iván Aleksándrovich Goncharóv, IPA: ; 18 June 1812 – 27 September 1891) was a Russian novelist best known for his novels A Common Story (1847), Oblomov (1859), and The Precipice (1869). He also served in many official capacities, including the position of censor.

Poor Ivan Goncharov! He was fated to become the Salieri of 19th century Russian literature. Thematic similarities between The Precipice, which he regarded as his masterwork, and Fathers and Sons, which Turgenev rightly regarded as his, led to a falling-out between the two authors, friends until then.

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The Precipice is the third novel by Goncharov. Less successful than its predecessor Oblomov (1859), The Precipice is still regarded as one of the Russian literature's classics THE PRECIPICE. The novel, conceived in 1849, took twenty years to complete. The author considered it to be his most definitive work, in which he fully realized his grand artistic ambition. Alan Rodgers Books LLC. Book Format.

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Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov was one of the leading members of the great circle of Russian writers who, in the middle of the nineteenth century, gathered around the SOVREMMENIK (Contemporary) under Nekrasov's editorship -- a circle including Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Byelinsky and Herzen. He had not the marked genius of the first three of these; but that he is so much less known to the western reader is perhaps also due to the fact that there was nothing sensational either in his life or his literary method. His strength was in the steady delineation of character, conscious of, but not deeply disturbed by, the problems which were obsessing and distracting smaller and greater minds. Goncharov had passed many years in Governmental service and had, in fact, reached the age of thirty-five when his first work, "A Common Story," was published. "The Frigate Pallada," which followed, is a lengthy descriptive account of an official expedition to Japan and Siberia in which Goncharov took part. After the publication of "The Precipice," its author was moved to write an essay, "Better Late Than Never," in which he attempted to explain that the purpose of his three novels was to present the eternal struggle between East and West -- the lethargy of the Russian and the ferment of foreign influences. Thus he ranged himself more closely with the great figures among his contemporaries. Two other volumes consist of critical study and reminiscence.

Comments:

Global Progression
It is not "Oblomov" for sure, but it does have a certain melancholy, a man that looks for a future and never gets there, a man who is a rebel, but nevertheless in love because of his own convictions, ideas and his idea of freedom loses his love. The wise old woman, love triangle that sorrow that goes with, at the end live life with all sorrows. It says is "condensed" but I did not get lost, not sure if it is missing a lot of pages. If romanticism is your type of novels, here is this one.
Sataxe
Very large, awkward size (8.5x11)! Didn't realize that when ordering. Very difficult to read (no columns) and hold. Would have preferred a paperback size.
Alianyau
Very well written. Draws in the reader from beginning to end.
Snake Rocking
This is a relatively unknown book from the author of the much-better known Oblomov. Unlike Oblomov, due to the relative obscurity of this book I don't know if it's considered a "classic", but if not then it definitely should be. For the first 80-85%, the book is actually a mystery story where the big question is not "whodunit", but "who are they?" We are led to this question in a roundabout way through a character named Raisky, whose grandmother and whose cousin Vera become the focus of the mystery. Together with Raisky, we learn little by little about these two characters and we are drawn into wanting to know much more as the story moves through twists and turns to the final dramatic resolution. A big driver of the story is the author's talent for creating compelling portraits of people, both of their appearance and their personalities. This makes me wonder whether Raisky, who was a very keen observer of people's characters and motivations, is actually a self-portrait of the author to some degree. As the other reviewer of this book noted, The Precipice is much lighter and easier to read than Tolstoy and Dostoyesvsky, and there is more implied sex here than in all of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky put together. The writing was surprisingly full of humor and I found myself smiling and even laughing in many scenes. A drawback of this book is that it can be well understood only if one is at least somewhat familiar with the history and culture of Russia in the 19th century. There are no historical footnotes to explain, for example, the relationship between landowners and serfs. There no clear descriptions, but only vague hints, of the philosophical convictions of one of the key characters, Mark Volhov. It is up to the reader to recognize him as a proto-socialist. Another drawback, which is really a matter of taste, is the overly preachy style of the author. In many places, the voice of the narrator overwhelms the action as the author holds forth on the characters' thoughts and motivations instead of letting the characters themselves do the talking. Overall, a very enjoyable book that deserves to be much better known and definitely deserves to have a more modern English translation. Having read the book in Russian, I can't say anything about the translation.
Loni
Poor Ivan Goncharov! He was fated to become the Salieri of 19th century Russian literature. Thematic similarities between _The Precipice_, which he regarded as his masterwork, and _Fathers and Sons_, which Turgenev rightly regarded as his, led to a falling-out between the two authors, friends until then.
Yet _The Precipice_ is, perhaps because of its slightly campy air to modern audiences, a very enjoyable read today. It features:
--characters with programmatic names decodable to those with a basic knowledge of Russian (for example, the heroine is "Vera," or "Faith"; the bad-boy protagonist is "Volkov," or "Wolf");
--a plot containing seduction, betrayal, redemption, and secrets of the generation of elders (there's more implied sex here than in all of Turgenev);
--serious discussion of ideas that were to set Russia afire within fifty years, much as did _Fathers and Sons_.
Not as challenging, perhaps, as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Goncharov is far from a waste of time for the reader with an interest in the impact of philosophy on literature in the nineteenth century. Read it if you can find it.

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