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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.