Pushkin: A Biography

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Ecco Press, 1999 - 309 pages
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Born in 1799, the child of a feckless aristocrat and a descendant of the African slave who became a favorite of Peter the Great, Pushkin described his loveless childhood as intolerable. His perception of himself as ugly derived from features inherited from his black great-grandfather; nevertheless, he pursued love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of his time. When he was only twenty-one, his liberal poems led to banishment in southern Russia where, isolated and bored, he began to write feverishly. In his thirties, Pushkin's marriage to the seventeen-year-old beauty Natalya Goncharova brought him unexpected solace, but it was Natalya's flirtation with the Frenchman d'Anthes that led to the duel in which Pushkin lost his life.

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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 ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Dissipations 181720
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She is a prize-winning poet, novelist & biographer was made a fellow of the royal Society of Literature in 1980 & has written biographies of D. H. Lawrence, Marina Tsvetayeva & Aleksandr Pushkin.

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