Ivan Goncharov

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Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (18 June [O.S. 6 June] 1812 – 27 September [O.S. 15 September] 1891) was a Russian novelist best known as the author of Oblomov (1859). more »

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  • ''The trouble is that no devastating or redeeming fires have ever burnt in my life.... My life began by flickering out.''
    Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891), Russian novelist. Oblomov, in Oblomov, pt. 2, ch. 4 (1859), trans. by David Magarshak (1954).
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