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Download The District Doctor: A Turgenev Short Story Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The District Doctor: A Turgenev Short Story (Unabridged), by Ivan Turgenev
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ivan Turgenev Narrator: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The District Doctor is a wonderful Turgenev short story that appealed and influenced American authors, such as Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its writing style, and Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway for its focus on moments. As the Doctor says to a new acquaintance, Sometimes you know people for a long time and never talk about anything that touches the soul; sometimes you start there on the first conversation. This is reminiscent of Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, in which people have moments of clarity when they act or don't act; here the Doctor explains such a moment in his life. The story starts quietly and ends with the Doctor being satisfied with winning a bit more than two rubles at the card game Preference. >The District Doctor is a wonderful Turgenev short story that appealed and influenced American authors, such as Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its writing style, and Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway for its focus on moments. As the Doctor says to a new acquaintance, Sometimes you know people for a long time and never talk about anything that touches the soul; sometimes you start there on the first conversation. .

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caro | 6/19/2011

    " I love the humanity of 19th-century novels. Turgenev's fathers and sons fuss and misunderstand each other, philosophies are exchanged, and we end with two weddings and a tragic death. Great introduction by Alain de Botton in the OUP edition I read. Could have wished for a better translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alicia | 6/13/2011

    " I read this as a senior in high school with my English Literature and Composition class. I enjoyed it and the discussions we had. "

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    " Snoozed. And I'm a Russian history major. Go figure. "

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