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Sun, 24 Dec 2006 14:15:59 +0100

Goncharov may not be as famous than most XIXth century russian writers (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy...), but Oblomov is a real classic, that you shouldn't miss.

The slow decay of the main character, losing his will to live and living in dreams of a lazy past, has a universal appeal, making Oblomov some sort of Don Juan or Don Quixote, the shape of something we might recognize in the people that surround us.