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Caption: Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, whose "The Diary of a Superfluous Man" (1850), introduced and codified the literary trope of the Superfluous Man character
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Caption: Renowned Russian writer Alexander Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin" (1832) is not only the first work of modern Russian literature but the first appearance of the Superfluous Man - and its parody
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Caption: A cinematic representation of Maxim Maximych Pechorin, the hero of Russian author Mikhail Lermontov's haunting "A Hero of Our Time" (1840), who is an archetype of the Superfluous Man
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Caption: A cinematic representation of Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, from of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" (1865) - one of the most genial and attractive example of the Superfluous Man