Pushkin: a biography
Ecco Press, 1 avr. 1999 - 309 pages
British poet, novelist, and biographer Feinstein recounts the short life of Alexander Sergeevish Puskin (1799-1837), widely recognized as the father of Russian literature. She finds in him an impudent genius, libertine, wounded son, jealous husband, victim of snobbery and censorship, and above all a writer of inexhaustible vision and vitality.
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Aleksander Pushkin (1799-1837), Russia's greatest poet, belonged to an old royal family that was trying to keep up with high society on a very meager income. Throughout his life, he battled his lack of funds and his African heritage. Feinstein, a poet, biographer (e.g., The Captive Lion: The Life of Marina Tsvetayeva), and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has written a very readable volume, accurately noting Pushkin's lack of activity in the Decembrist Revolution of 1826 but chronicling his literary support for that effort. She vividly describes his marriage to the beautiful Natalia Goncharova and her flirtations at court with Georges-Charles d'Anthes, which led to Pushkin's premature death in a duel protecting her honor. Feinstein liberally quotes from Pushkin's poetry to demonstrate his feelings and actions. The Soviet period (1917-89) distorted Pushkin's writings and influence on Russian society; here, Feinstein takes advantage of recently discovered materials and access to Soviet archives to shed new light on Pushkin's last years. Recommended for public and academic libraries.--Harry V. Willems, Southeast Kansas Lib. Syst., Iola ...
Review: Pushkin: A BiographyAvis d'utilisateur - julie - Goodreads
elaine feinstein should be stopped from writing pretend biographies - like Anna Akhmatova, Pushkin is an endlessly fascinating character and she does NOT do him justice. perhaps she should have actually learned something about him before attempting to write his biography. Consulter l'avis complet
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