On November 8, 2018 in the “Istikbal” reading room opened a book-illustrative exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Russian poet, writer and playwright Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883). His novels, stories, essays, articles, songs and poems have presented at the exibition.
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev was born on November 9, 1818 in Orel, Russia. He learnt his first education from German and French teachers at Spasskoe-Lutovinovo. Studying science continued in private boarding houses in Moscow and then at the University of Petersburg. Having listened to a course of lectures on philosophy and classical philology in Berlin, in 1841 he returned to Moscow and he met with N.V. Gogol and S.T. Aksakov, and began to engage in literary creativity.
In 1834, while being a student, Turgenev wrote his first poem called “Steno”. In 1938 his romantic poems were published his book "Evening" and " To the Venus of Medicine". In 1843 he became acquainted with V.B.Belinsky and under his influence he wrote the poem "Parasha", "Pop", "Three portraits", "Bretyor", which indicates that the writer goes away from romance and approaches the life of ordinary people. Starting in 1847, the magazine "Sovremennik" started publishing a series of stories "A Sportsman’s Sketches", which promoted Turgenev. In the late '40s and early 50's, Turgenev wrote drama "The Hanger-On", “Breakfast at the Chief's”, "It Tears Where It is Thin", "A month in the Country", "A Provincial Lady", which saw the scene and watched the audience. While translating Byron and Shakespeare's works, Turgenev studied artistic vocabulary from them.
In 1852 Turgenev wrote the story "Mumu". Then he wrote novels which are called "Rudin", " A Nest of Gentlefolk", "On the Eve", "Fathers and Sons", "Smoke" and "Virgin Soil". As well as he wrote "The Diary of a Superfluous Man", "Bezhin Meadow", "Asya", "Torrents of Spring" and many other stories.
Press service of the National Library of Uzbekistan