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  • Mr. Penn returned to TV, acting as executive producer for several episodes of "Law & Order," and to the stage, where "Fortune's Fool," his 2002 adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's "A Poor Gentleman," resulted in Tony Awards for lead actors Frank Langella and Alan Bates.

    Arthur Penn, director of 'Bonnie and Clyde,' dies at 88

  • (I'd have to dig out that copy of Turgenev's Fathers and Children to be completely sure.)

    Just Enough Adventure

  • In 2002, after a break of some 20 years, he returned to the New York stage to direct Alan Bates in Fortune's Fool, an adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's A Poor Gentleman, for which Bates won a Tony.

    Arthur Penn obituary

  • Ivan Turgenev's novella First Love is one of the most perfect things ever written.

    Ivan Turgenev by Hisham Matar

  • (I'd have to dig out that copy of Turgenev's Fathers and Children to be completely sure.)

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • In the spirit of Joyce's Dubliners and Turgenev's A Sportsman's Sketches, Daniyal Mueenuddin's collection of linked stories illuminates a place and a people through an examination of the entwined lives of landowners and their retainers on the Gurmani family farm in the countryside outside of Lahore, Pakistan.

    In Other Rooms, Other Wonders: Summary and book reviews of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin.

  • The Home of the Gentry, by Ivan Turgenev Every suspect character in Turgenev's stories seems dedicated to playing "preference", a kind of three-handed whist.

    Ten of the best card games in literature

  • Greenberg is an almost perfect match for their partnership, centring as it does on an introspective malcontent of a sort that has been a prominent figure in our culture from Shakespeare's Jacques and Hamlet up through Turgenev's Bazarov and Chekhov's Solyony to Osborne's Jimmy Porter and Saul Bellow's intellectual outsiders.


  • My prior love for Russia had come from the countryside: aimless wanderings in search of the people under Chekhov's mansard roof, Turgenev's sportsmen, or Pushkin's fog on the hills of Georgia.

    Scott Diel: Battle Stations: Among the Russians

  • Me, who read Aristophanes in the original Greek, who swoons at the mention of Turgenev's name?

    Rita Mae Brown: Write On


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