Try this link for Acia and few other stories from Turgenev. A Lear of the Steppes and Other Stories. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, .. in ; Galina Ulanova, who advised her pupils to read such stories of Turgenev’s as “Asya” or Torrents of Spring when preparing to dance Giselle. Asya is a short story (or even a novella: povest’) published in , and is widely considered to be one of Turgenev’s finest works. It is the story.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Asya by Ivan Turgenev. Asya by Ivan Turgenev. Tolstoy considered Asya, written inone of Turgenev’s two best stories, along with First Love. Asya is a tragic story of two Russians abroad who are in love but conceal it from each other.

Constance Garrett and Isabel Hapgood translated Asya in antiquated style approximately years ago.

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Despite the story’s superb character portrayals, it has rarely been available Tolstoy considered Asya, written inone of Turgenev’s two best stories, along with First Love. Despite the story’s superb character portrayals, it has rarely been available since.

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He tried to return but never found asyaa again. There is tufgenev such thing as a utopia, but even something remotely beneficial is hard to find.

One of the many ironies of life is that, when we find it, we are usually oblivious to its existence until we lose it. To imagine it, to see it, to finally grasp it. And to let it go, unaware of the transient nature of things and people.

To contemplate the distance between the bodies, the unspoken words, the constant glances. There, where the soothing Rhine, whitened by the moonlight, became the path to confusion, intense happiness and immeasurable loss. Turgenev told his story using a most delectable language, the kind that is often inspired by a bittersweet reminiscence.

The sound of a soft, carefree laugh which could melt glaciers. The eyes to which everything is saying goodbye. A withered geranium flower given as a gift amidst laughs.

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The only permanent thing he owns is the memory of its faint fragrance, which finally outlived him: The unwary writer who thought he could buy time, control circumstances, trick fortune.

The one who turbenev later travel the utrgenev to find that fragrance again, just to see his asys wane at the thought of defeat. The one whose love had burst alight with irresistible force only a turfenev moments latertuurgenev there was nothing to be done.

Loss is everywhere and regret, a faithful companion. Why should it be so difficult to carry something out right now when you think of it, to seize the instant? To seize the instant.

To seize the instant that will never repeat itself. The simplicity of the statement is overwhelming. Taking into account the natural awareness of human finitude, why should it be so difficult to…? Loss is everywhere and time never calls a truce. Alone, in a little room, you find a tiny piece of paper with a few words written in trugenev Turgenev knew asyw well. Countless examples with solutions and complete desolation. The keys you lost because of your general absent-mindedness.

The job opportunity that slipped out of your hands due to perpetual doubts. The potentially entertaining conversation with a stranger awya never started thanks to your shyness, even your mistrust. Or the arrogant thought that the unique was going to appear in your life a thousand times. View all 28 comments. Aug 07, Nik Kiri rated it it was amazing. I read the two novellas Turbenev and First Love in one sitting and was impressed by the ability of the author to create such dramatic, extraordinary and unforgettable women’s characters like Asya and Zinaida, by his unquestionable talent to turn into a masterpiece a seemingly simple and straightforward story and by the magnificent and vivid descriptions of the people and places in the stories.

Turgenev’s writing style is poetic and melancholic, I devoured every word and every sentence admiring his e I read the two novellas Asya and First Love in one sitting and was impressed by the ability of the author to create such dramatic, extraordinary and unforgettable women’s characters like Turgensv and Zinaida, by his unquestionable talent to turn into a masterpiece a seemingly simple and straightforward story and by the magnificent and vivid descriptions of the people and places in the asyz.

Turgenev’s writing style is poetic and melancholic, I devoured every turfenev and every sentence admiring his exceptional skill of using words. Of both novellas I have a slight preference for Asya because the book kept me in suspense until the end and because of the deep psychological portrait of a complicated and contradicting person like Asya, a girl capable of many emotions and whose mental state, mood and behavior change a lot even in a short period of time.

At one moment she is confident of herself, bright and ready to fly, the next moment she is turgrnev, pessimistic and hopeless which is due to her social and family status, upbringing and her fears.

Asya / First Love

She falls in love with the main character but because he is confused of his feelings, he does not respond with the same passion and only when she disappears from his life because she mistakenly thinks he is indifferent, does he realize his true love and is hit by an enormous sense of loss and despair.

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When we lose something precious, we always regret the missed chance at happiness, love and wonder what would have become of us if we had acted tuurgenev a different way turgebev had made another choice.

Apr 05, Ivana Books Are Magic rated it it was amazing. Asya is a story about love. Would it surprise you if I added that it is a story about a traffic love? Probably not, turgehev what is more suitable to be called literature than a well told tale of a tragic love. I would describe Asya as one of the best novellas that I have ever read. The writing is simply superb. As always, Turgenev writes beautifully. The plot and the pace of the story are both impeccable.

That is how it seemed to me anyhow, for I remember being extremely touched while reading it. The story opens with an unnamed narrator N. Na mature Russian man who thinks about his youth. After this brief introduction, we are transported to N.

N moves to an unnamed German city L.

N observes rather than acts, describing what he sees, for example German students on the streets. There is some kind of gathering on the streets, there is music, and N.

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N enjoys observing the cheerful faces of students, but not surprisingly he is, at the same time, in a melancholic mood. N is Russian after all, his soul is a mixture of joy and sadness. N hears a masculine voice addressing a girl by the name Asya, asking Asya in Russian whether she had had enough. Upon hearing them, N. N proceeds to ask them whether they are Russian.

Gagarin introduces himself and after a second of hesitation introduces Asya as his sister. N introduces himself to them.

N makes an exception, as he takes an instant liking to Gagarin, noticing that his face is that of an honest man. N observes that there is something special about Asya and takes a notice of her big dark eyes. What happens next is that Gagin says to Asya that they had watched Germans enough and she agrees with her brother, and then Gagarin invited N. N to visit them in their home.

N follows the brother and sister to their place, and when Asya takes her hat of, N. Three of them spent hours together, their talk lasting for hours. The day turns into night, and they can still hear music from the city.

Once it gets late, Asya excuses herself and goes to bed. N talk a bit more and when N.

What does it mean, N. Am I in love? Early in the morning, Asyz pays N. Long story short, the three become friends and end up spending a lot of time together. N, but it is pretty obvious that these two are falling in love with one another.

N is that something Asya acts like a well brought up young lady and sometimes not. Gagarin ends up telling N.