December 02, 2012
Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons".
After about 25 years, I just re-read Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons (or "Fathers and Children") which, in addition to being the best of all stories about generational conflict, has some of the most beautiful conversations between human beings to appear in literature. If you work with other people who are profoundly and even hopelessly different from one another--that should mean most of you, hopefully-- do take the time to read it. Bonus for my fellow white-collar semi-literates: it's a Russian work under 250 pages. You can make a big dent in it during commercials.
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)
Posted by JD Hull at December 2, 2012 11:41 PM