Ivan Goncharov Quote

"And he was as intelligent as other people, his soul was pure and clear as crystal; he was noble and affectionate—and yet he did nothing!" "But why? What was the reason?" "The reason... what reason was there? Oblomovism!"


Oblomov (1859), pt. IV, ch. 12

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And he was as intelligent as other people, his soul was pure and clear as crystal; he was noble and affectionate—and yet he did nothing! But why?...

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And he was as intelligent as other people, his soul was pure and clear as crystal; he was noble and affectionate—and yet he did nothing! But why?...

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And he was as intelligent as other people, his soul was pure and clear as crystal; he was noble and affectionate—and yet he did nothing! But why?...

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And he was as intelligent as other people, his soul was pure and clear as crystal; he was noble and affectionate—and yet he did nothing! But why?...