Pushkin: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 784 pages
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In the course of his short, dramatic life, Aleksandr Pushkin gave Russia not only its greatest poetry–including the novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin–but a new literary language. He also gave it a figure of enduring romantic allure–fiery, restless, extravagant, a prodigal gambler and inveterate seducer of women. Having forged a dazzling, controversial career that cost him the enmity of one tsar and won him the patronage of another, he died at the age of thirty-eight, following a duel with a French officer who was paying unscrupulous attention to his wife.
In his magnificent, prizewinning Pushkin, T. J. Binyon lifts the veil of the iconic poet’s myth to reveal the complexity and pathos of his life while brilliantly evoking Russia in all its nineteenth-century splendor. Combining exemplary scholarship with the pace and detail of a great novel, Pushkin elevates biography to a work of art.


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Review: Pushkin: A Biography

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Got as far as the Decemberist revolt. It may be that right now I'm simply not in the mood for the investigative hair splitting of literary biography - this week I started Savigneau's life of Yourcenar ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anne Nikoline - Goodreads

Autobiographies are always hard to rate because that means you will also have to rate the life of the person which the book is about, however, to read about Pushkin, who is my all time favourite ... Read full review

Contents

Ancestry and Childhood 17991811
15
I Literature and Politics
105
Kishincv 182023
167
Mikhailovskoe 182426
193
In Search of a Wife 182629
234
Courtship 182931
319
Married Life 183133
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A Sea of Troubles 183436
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The Final Chapter 183637
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About the author (2007)

T. J. Binyon lectures on Russian literature at Oxford University and is a senior research fellow at Wadham College. He is also the author of Murder Will Out, a history of the fictional detective, and two thrillers, Swan Song and Greek Gifts. He lives with his wife in Oxfordshire, England.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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