>Started my first Turgenev today - A Hunter's Sketches
>Second page in, laughed out loud at the part with the guy's extravagant French cooking
>Why isn't there more of this guy on /lit/?
Fathers and Sons is pretty much second tier /lit/-core
That being said I agree
“Je ne suis jamais plus sérieux, madame, que quand je dis des bêtises.” is one of my all time favourite quotations
Turgenev is good. He writes interesting, enjoyable stories. He just lacks a certain element of transcendence beyond his media. He writes books. He writes good ones. But are they really the sorts you think of twenty years down the line?