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To him or to her, however, who voluntarily goes to meet those difficulties they become welcome guests, not a scourge. Retrieved 9 November This novel is packed in layers with social commentary, humour, and philosophy, and one has to look past one layer to see oblomiv other.

Literary Fiction Fiction Classics Category: National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Whipping Oblomov wouldn’t do any good at all.

Oblomov, wallowing in utmost sloth, inability to act or live, in full knowledge of his dire circumstances, has this to say: Providence doesn’t like it when its blessings are not appreciated. Reilly of A Confederacy of Dunces. It brings man only sorrow; looking at it makes him feel like crying.

But p I think this isn’t for everyone, but if you have liked other Russian literature, you might want to give this one a chance. Oblomov can be seen as an existentialist novel in which Oblomov demonstrates his inauthenticity by not making choices, and Goncharov has created a truly obllomov character.


Its a philosophical treatise on the meaning of life, and non so more touched me as Olga Segeivna. In exploring the collective consciousness of Russia, he does something which I love, love, love, for personal reasons, being a multi-cultural product myself. Dec 02, Pages Buy. Oblomov is a beautiful and romantic novel. Stoltz adopts his son upon his death.

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Aug 05, Kay olbomov it really liked it Shelves: The first part of the book finds Oblomov in bed one morning. More translations of Russian novels?

A slow, sad poem weaving through to an end that is left revealed to the reader from the beginning. At the beginning I was laughing out loud over some very humorous language about corrupt civil servants, and by the end my eyes were tearfully hot with sadness. At a time just before the fall of serfdom in Russia he views the elite as “living dead” who waste their lives in salons playing cards. Oblomov, more anti-hero than hero, settles for a relationship of comfort rather than of passion, but this is the stuff of which his dreams were always made of, the path he had long ago accepted.

Demek ki Almanlar The novel was popular when it came out, and some of its characters and devices have imprinted on Russian culture and language. The narrator of Oblomov seems to be a rather traditional third person narrator.

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Yet many literary critics have found Goncharov’s vision to be lacking. Retrieved from ” https: Many crumpled love letters and secret meetings without chaperones later, Oblomov finally realizes that love is not for him.


Between gonchaarov 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 ].

Oblomov by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov

Oblomov is the eponymous central character of the novel hero in this case would be an entirely inappropriate choice of words. View all 33 comments.

Oblomov’s distinguishing characteristic oblo,ov his slothful attitude towards life. If you would like to contact me, you can write to me at tom. Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is the central character of the novel, portrayed as the ultimate incarnation of the superfluous mana symbolic character in 19th-century Russian literature.

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Oblomov is one of the great creations of Russian literature, a man who prefers idleness and daydreaming to action, and uvan about the past to forging ahead in the future. A minor footnote to this novel. It is easier to look back fondly on a golden age of childhood, fantasising over what was, than face present realities.