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The work is a powerful critique of 19th-century Russia, contrasting aristocrats with the merchant class and condemning the feudal system. Mikhail Bulgakov is best known for his Soviet-era satire The Master and Margaritaalthough he also has the infamous distinction. The newspaper on the desk is a year old; flies buzz from the inkwell.

With plenty of serfs to do manual work, they just wasted life doing nothing. In oblomlv sarebbe come fare un elenco dei recensionisti indecentemente frivoli, e non citare me! View all 10 comments. The fascinating story behind one of the best-loved depictions of the Nativity. Aduev, the protagonist of A Common Story, also isolates himself from reality and prefers to live within his imagination much like Oblomov does. A perpetual daydreamer, he lives his life in his mind and spends his time in bed.

It has been said that “no other novel has been used to describe the ever-so-elusive ‘Russian mentality’ or ‘Russian soul’ as frequently as Oblomov”. As he sleeps, a dream reveals Oblomov’s upbringing in Oblomovka. It’s all very miserable and melodramatic, like all great Russian lit. Goncharov is eager by the end of the novel to make a distinction between himself and the narrator by making the narrator an invented character. Goncharov does get wrapped up in his thoughts and ideas, and there are paragraphs that start at the top of one page and carry over to the next.


It is story of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov wealthy, lazy and indecisive landlord. Return to Book Page.

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Between two profound shocks to a society which had been drifting along inertly, yet with profound self confidence, in the rut dug out by Peter the Great view spoiler [which is a simplification, but more detail will only drift this review further from its subject hide spoiler ].

An Uncommon Story Russia portal Novels portal. Goncharov’s work articulates many masterful turns of phrase in this novel, often with almost unspeakable beauty and insight into oblomoov human comedy.

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Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is the central character of the novel, portrayed as the ultimate incarnation of the superfluous man, a symbolic character in 19th-century Russian literature.

Then Oblomov tries to rouse himself, and naturally calls for Zakhar again.

To maintain status quo and to continue leading a lazy, inactive life he marries his landlady Agafia Pshenitsina, who takes care of him like a child. The man is wedded to his couch: Oblomovnovel by Russian writer Oblkmov Goncharovpublished in In the case of Russian literature, the vaults are still being opened, classics are still being unearthed, and new Russian literary works are still making their way to our shores.

Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov 1 8 Oct 07, View all 8 comments. Oblomov, wallowing in utmost sloth, inability to act or live, in full knowledge of his dire circumstances, has this to say: It has a subtle sense of humor, and explores the fighting spirit inside each of us. The hero is a dreamer who struggles to get out of bed until one day he meets Olga, who he woos and courts and then loses through laziness, taking to his bed again until devious clerks start wheedling his money.


His observations on the vanity of human effort are positively Christ-like — or at least like the Christ of the Sermon on the Mount: Wikiquote has quotations related to: There is perhaps no other literary character I have come across so far who portrays my own conundrums and fears as she does; and its immensely comforting to see that I am not alone in the penumbra.

This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Sometimes an active questing mind tries to probe beyond normal limits and, of course, finds no answers You’re happy the day has passed and the night has come, and in your sleep you bury the tedious question of what you lived for that day and what you’re going to live for tomorrow.

However, not even Oblomov could go through life without at least one moment of self-possession and purpose.