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Hunting Nature: Ivan Turgenev and the Organic World

Thomas P. Hodge


This book explores Ivan Turgenev's relationship to nature through his conception, description, and practice of hunting — the most unquenchable passion of his life. Informed by an ecocritical perspective, the book takes an approach that is equal parts interpretive and documentarian, grounding the author's observations thoroughly in Russian cultural and linguistic context and a wide range of Turgenev's fiction, poetry, correspondence, and other writings. Included within the book are some of Turgenev's important writings on nature — never previously translated into English. Turgenev, who is tradi ... More

Keywords: Ivan Turgenev, nature, hunting, naturalist, flora, fauna, Russian writer, Russian culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750847
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas P. Hodge, author
Wellesley College