The Country Doctor

by Turgenev, Ivan

Too. Hot. To. Type. But I leave you a nice. Long. One.

Triviatum: This from a college short story anthology, with notations, footnotes, the works. There’s one worth noting– when the doctor reveals his Christian name, ‘Trifon,’ we see footnote #10, which reads:

Trifon is roughly the equivalent of “Cuthbert.”

So I’ve learned something new today, and I hope you did too.


Article written by miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. Jimmy
    Jimmy January 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm |

    Great story! Turgenev’s stories are so empathetic. I noticed you said you got this story from an anthology. I am currently reading Turgenev’s “Sketches from a Hunter’s Album” which includes this story. It’s a book of linked-short-stories (probably the first), and if you haven’t read it yet, Miette, I highly recommend it! Every story so far has been amazing.

  2. miette
    miette January 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm |

    I don’t know this anthology, but I should… a thousand thanks for the tip. I’ve absolutely loved On the Eve and Fathers and Sons, and chose to read the short fiction here based on those. I’ll check it out and report back.

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