Today is an important date – Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev 200 years. The classics say thank you for such entered into use concept as “superfluous man”, “noble nest” and “nihilist”. And another thing, quite deep – “Turgenev’s girl”.
Today it is possible to pass a short test and find out yourself in one of the heroines of Turgenev.
By the way, who the hell is this Turgenev girl? Romantic and delicate, old-fashioned and sentimental, unfit for life and instantly blushing from embarrassment? But the heroine of novels of Turgenev are not! They are distinguished by their explosive nature, the determination to follow through, sacrifice and courage. They bravely go to war and in the revolution, abandon the worldly life and find the strength to forgive betrayal. Close and Turgenev for the sake of the young man, unsure of his feelings, ever-doubting and indecisive.
In General, it is in the spirit, which is gaining force in film, literature and social life feminist movement.
To dispel the myths and to destroy the false stereotypes about the writer and his heroes, on the exhibition “Arabesque. Pages in the life of Ivan Turgenev,” which opened in the Department of the State Museum of history of Russian literature of a name of V. I. Dahl “House Ostroukhov in pipe manufacturers”. On the Museum’s website published the full programme of events that will take place in GIRLI named after V. I. Dahl in celebration of the anniversary of the writer.
And yet step back into another century, answering the questions of our test!