Leonard Lopate at Large – June 9 – Phillip Lopate: “Underread Book Club” Discussion of Turgenev’s Late Masterpiece “Virgin Soil.”

Today, Phillip Lopate will join us for an “Underread Book Club” discussion of Turgenev’s late masterpiece “Virgin Soil.”  When it was published in1877, Turgenev became world famous: a month after it was published 52 young men and women were arrested in Russia on charges of revolutionary conspiracy, and a shocked public in France, Britain, and America turned to the novel for enlightenment. Its effect on American readers was enormous. Turgenev’s 1860s Russian radicals may remind you of 1960s American radicals and the political discussions often sound like the arguments being made today. 

Leonard Lopate at Large – June 9 – Phillip Lopate: “Underread Book Club” Discussion of Turgenev’s Late Masterpiece “Virgin Soil.”

 
 
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