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The Diary of a Superfluous Man

Ivan Turgenev

Publisher: Sovereign

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Summary

A diary by a man who has a few days left to live as he recounts incidents of his life. He is intelligent, well-educated, and informed but incapable, for reasons as complex as Hamlet’s, of engaging in effective action. The story has become the archetype for the Russian literary concept of the superfluous man.

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