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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128778
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 18

The Revival (Storycuts)


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A historical relationship of Ivan Turgenev is uncovered.

The ambiguous relationship between Ivan Turgenev and the ingénue starring in the revival of one of his early plays is revealed through the fragments of sources left to a researcher. It is a love predicated on renunciation, in which the appeal of a perpetual 'if-only' is explored.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128778
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 18

About the Author

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and The Noise of Time. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and two books of non-fiction, Nothing to be Frightened Of and the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.

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