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A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country

By Ivan Turgenev
Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
Series: Russian Drama
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559364676, 216 pages, February 2015


A week before her thirtieth birthday, Natlya's life as a dutiful wife and mother is upended as the arrival of her son's charming new tutor unleashes a whirlwind of suppressed emotions in her peaceful household. "I set myself quite a complicated psychological task in this comedy," Turgenev wrote of the play, which would go on to become one of the permanent works in the Russian dramatic repertory. This fresh translation of A Month in the Country is a collaboration between renowned playwright Richard Nelson and the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. It marks the second in TCG's Classic Russian Drama Series, which plans over the next ten years to publish new translations of major works of Russian drama.


"Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English. " —James Wood, New Yorker