Pushkin: A Biography
Random House LLC, 18 déc. 2007 - 784 pages
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Pushkin: A BiographyAvis d'utilisateur - 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 ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Pushkin: A BiographyAvis d'utilisateur - 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 ... Consulter l'avis complet
Ancestry and Childhood 17991811
I Literature and Politics
In Search of a Wife 182629
Married Life 183133
A Sea of Troubles 183436
The Final Chapter 183637