Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics)
Fathers and Sons - Oxford World's Classics Author:Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith." Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was published in 1862 and continues today to seem as fresh... more » and outspoken as it did to those who first encountered its nihilistic hero.« less
I had to read this book for a Russian literature class. I don't really enjoy Turgenev, though the translation is decent enough. Not my favorite Russian novel! But not like digging spoons into my eyes or anything.