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On The Sea

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On The Sea by Ivan Turgenev is a beautifully written story that explores themes of love, loss, and the passage of time. The protagonist, a young man named Dmitry, grapples with feelings of longing and nostalgia as he reflects on his past relationship with a woman named Maria. Turgenev's lyrical prose captures the tumultuous emotions of Dmitry as he navigates the complexities of love and memory.

The setting of the novel, which takes place by the sea, serves as a metaphor for the vastness of human emotions and the cyclical nature of life. Turgenev's descriptions of the sea are vivid and immersive, transporting the reader to a world of crashing waves and endless horizons.

Throughout the novel, Turgenev explores the themes of longing and regret, showing how these emotions can shape a person's life and relationships. Dmitry's journey of self-discovery is both poignant and relatable, as he grapples with the choices he has made and the paths not taken.

Overall, On The Sea is a moving and introspective novel that will resonate with readers who appreciate thoughtful and beautifully crafted storytelling. Turgenev's exploration of love, memory, and the passage of time is timeless and universal, making this a book that will linger in the reader's mind long after they have finished the final page.

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volunteers bring you 15 recordings of On The Sea by Ivan Turgenev.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 14, 2019.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.
Constance Clara Garnett was an English translator of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Garnett was one of the first English translators of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov and introduced them on a wide basis to the English-speaking public. - Summary by wikipedia

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