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Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883)

Ivan Turgenev was born into a wealthy landowning family with many serfs, in the city of Oryol in Southern Russia. His father, a cavalry colonel, died when he was 15, and he was raised by his abusive mother, who ruled her 5000 serfs ruthlessly with a whip. He never married, but fathered a daughter with one of their family serfs. Turgenev studied at ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lover's Prayer
First Love
First Love Writer
Torrents of Spring
Mu-Mu Writer


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 2014 Mesyats v derevne (play)
 2013 Hatsukoi (novella "First Love")
 2013 1er amour (novella "First Love")
 2008 Ottsy i deti (TV Series) (novel)
 2007 Nadja Yet (Short) (adaptation)
 2006 Schließ die Augen und atme nicht (Short) (short story)
 2002 Erste Liebe (TV Movie) (novel)
 2001 Lover's Prayer (short story "First Love")
 1998 Mu-Mu (book)
 1997 Nena (story)
 1995 ...Pervaya lyubov (story)
 1992 Dym (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1991 Fædre og sønner (TV Movie) (novel)
 1990 Holdárnyék (TV Movie) (novel)
 1989 Poyezdka v Visbaden (book "Veshnie Vody")
 1989 Torrents of Spring (novel)
 1988 Dream (Short) (novel - as I. Turgieniev)
 1987 Mumu (TV Movie) (story)
 1986 En måned på landet (TV Movie) (play: "Mesjaz w derewne")
 1985 A Month in the Country (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Summer Lightning (short story "First Love")
 1983 Ottsy i deti (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1980 Histoires étranges (TV Mini-Series) (book)
 1980 Egy hónap falun (TV Movie) (play - as Turgenyev)
 1979 Een maand op het land (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Väter und Söhne (TV Movie) (novel - as Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenjew)
  Novela (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1964 - 1978) (novel - 1 episode, 1972)
- Padres e hijos (1972) ... (novel)
- Lluvia de primavera (1966) ... (as Ivan Tourgueniev)
- Primer amor (1965)
- Lluvia de verano (1964) ... (as Ivan Tourgueniev)
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Liza (1978) ... (novel)
 1978 Asya (novel)
 1978 Biryuk (short story)
 1977 A Month in the Country (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Fantaziya (TV Movie) (story "Veshnie vody")
 1976 Rudin (novel "Rudin")
 1976 Stepnoy korol Lir (TV Movie) (story)
 1976 Beniamiszek (TV Movie) (story)
 1976 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Un mois à la campagne (1976) ... (play)
 1975 Gamlet Shchigrovskogo uezda (TV Movie) (stories from Zapiski Okhotnika book)
 1975 Hatsukoi (story - as Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev)
 1975 Vozvrashchenie (TV Movie) (story)
 1974 Frühlingsfluten (TV Movie) (novella)
 1974 Il pane altrui (TV Movie) (story)
 1974 El primer amor (novel)
 1974 Ottsy i deti (TV Movie) (novel)
 1973 Dotek motýla (TV Movie) (novelette)
 1973 La provinciale (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 L'amour malgré toi (TV Movie) (novel - as Ivan Tourgueniev)
 1973 Mesyats v derevne (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Mumu (TV Movie)
 1971-1972 Hora once (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Adolescencia (1972)
 1972 Nakhlebnik (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Fathers and Sons (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Ottsy i deti" - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... (novel "Ottsy i deti")
- Episode #1.3 (1971) ... (novel "Ottsy i deti")
- Episode #1.2 (1971) ... (novel "Ottsy i deti")
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... (novel "Ottsy i deti")
 1971 Pierwsza milosc (TV Short) (short story)
 1971 Ászja (TV Movie)
 1970 First Love (story)
 1969 Jelena (TV Movie) (novel - as Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenjew)
 1969 A Nest of Gentry (novel)
 1969 Piesn triumfujacej milosci (TV Short) (story)
 1969 Adelsnest (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Festival (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Journey of the Fifth Horse (1969) ... (story)
 1969 Pervaya lyubov (TV Movie) (story)
 1969 Provintsialka (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Jarní vody (writer)
 1968 Een dame uit de provincie (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Mesyats v derevne (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Na tudjem hlebu (TV Movie)
 1967 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Un mes en el campo (1967) ... (play)
 1967 Ein Monat auf dem Lande (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Reggeli a marsallnál (TV Movie) (as Turgenyev)
 1966 The Journey of the Fifth Horse (TV Movie) (story "The Diary of a Superfluous Man")
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (play "Mesyats v derevne" - 1 episode)
- A Month in the Country (1966) ... (play "Mesyats v derevne")
 1966 Un mois à la campagne (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Plemicko gnijezdo (TV Movie)
 1965 A Poor Gentleman (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Part Two (1965) ... (play)
- Part One (1965) ... (play)
 1965 Ein Monat auf dem Lande (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 A Provincial Lady (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Kuukausi maalla (TV Movie) (play "Mesyats v derevne")
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- First Love (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Um Mês no Campo (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Premier amour (TV Movie)
 1960 Un rêve (TV Short) (novel)
 1960 Ein Monat auf dem Lande (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Nakanune (novel - as I. S. Turgenev)
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play "Mesyats v derevne" - 1 episode)
- A Month in the Country (1959) ... (play "Mesyats v derevne")
 1959 Mumu (story)
 1959 The Torrents of Spring (TV Movie) (novel)
 1959 Ottsy i deti (novel)
 1958 Encounter (TV Series) (based on short story 'Summer Love' - 1 episode)
- End of Summer (1958) ... (based on short story 'Summer Love')
 1958 Folio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Month in the Country (1958) ... (play)
 1957 Chun chao (novel)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Dream (1956) ... (story)
 1956 Das salomonische Frühstück (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Month in the Country (1955) ... (play)
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Provincial Lady (1954) ... (story)
 1953 Zavtrak u predvoditelya (play)
 1953 Nakhlebnik (play)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play "Kholostiak" - 1 episode)
- The Bachelor (1951) ... (play "Kholostiak")
 1951 Spring at Marino (TV Movie) (novel "Ottsy i deti")
 1949-1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- Torrents of Spring (1950) ... (story)
- Smoke (1949) ... (story)
 1950 Duelo en las montañas (novel)
 1949 A Provincial Lady (TV Movie) (play)
 1948 Sigh No More, Ladies (TV Movie) (scene)
 1947 A Month in the Country (TV Movie) (play)
 1943 Secrets (play - as Ivan Tourgeniev)
 1942 Primer amor (novel)
 1937 Bezhin lug (Short) (story)
 1925 Kemuri (story - as Turgenev)
 1924 Il pane altrui (story)
 1923 Le chant de l'amour triomphant (short story "The Song of Triumphant Love")
 1921 Die Schuld des Grafen Weronski (Short) (short story)
 1920 Fumo (story)
 1915 Posle smerti (novel "Klara Milich")
 1915 Dvoryanskoe gnezdo (novel)
 1910 Le Lieutenant Yergounoff (Short) (story)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote w/Brian Friel) "Fathers and Sons", performed in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England, with Richard Pasco, Alec McCowen, Ralph Fiennes, Robert Glenister, Lesley Sharp, Antony Brown, Robin Bailey and Barbara Jefford in the cast. Michael Rudman was the director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ivan Tourgeniev | Ivan Tourgueniev | I. S. Turgenev | Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev | Turgenev | Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenjew | Iwan Turgenjew | Turgenyev | I. Turgieniev

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Personal Quote:

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.


His play, "A Month in the Country," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1983 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production.

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