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  • The character Oblomov, in the 1859 novel of that name by Ivan Goncharov, spends the first part of novel (150 pages) wondering why he should bother getting out of bed. This led to his becoming a byword in Russian for indecisiveness and inaction, with several famous essays being written about the problem of "Oblomovism" (обломовщина – oblomovshchina) among the Russian intelligentsia.

    October 4, 2008

  • goes on, brov

    July 16, 2008

  • Oblomov (Russian: Обломов) is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859.

    "Son of Oblomov" was a 1964 stage play by and with Spike Milligan

    July 16, 2008