A Sportsman's Sketches // Sketches from a Hunter's Album

[Zapiski ochotnika]
Year of publication: 
Moral assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Literary quality: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
Violent content: 
Vulgar or obscene language: 
Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

One of the author's first writings. The book is a collection of short stories, written in the perspective of a hunter who travels through rural Russia in the first half of the 19th century, describing the life of peasants: a simple people, humble, but often wise, humble, hardworking. The book describes their life before emancipation, when they were literally the property of their masters, little less than slaves. Turguenev limits himself to account things as he sees them: no judgment is made, he lets the reader judge for himself. A good reading.

Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal
Update on: Mar 2020