Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

Basic Books, 1999 - 137 pages
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The Russians, revering Alexander Pushkin as a national hero, see his novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, as the pinnacle not only of his oeuvre, but of their entire literature. Its brilliant sonnets are traditionally memorized by youngsters, and even today nearly any Russian adult can quote many passages with fervor. No literary work plays a comparable role in the English-speaking world. The plot swirls around Onegin - a disillusioned roue who mourns youth's passing, his poet-friend Vladimir Lensky and two neighbor-girls - perky Olga and pensive Tanya. Infatuation leads to disappointment, jealousy to duelling, and in the end, obsession to rejection, in a twist that leaves readers hanging. But the novel's charm resides as much in its digressions as in its plot, for Pushkin exploits the "Onegin stanza" as a device for musing on wine, women's legs, poetry, hypocrisy - whatever strikes his fancy.

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The Oxford World's Classics Translation is, per my Russian professor, a pretty excellent translation of Pushkin's masterwork. The translation is both accurate to Pushkin's meaning & his style, it's a ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Onegin, while no means a light book, is quite beautiful. The characters are sketched rather than fully drawn, and yet feel complete. Onegin's descent from apathetic to irredeemable, although caused by ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Chapter 11
Chapter v
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapter VIII
Notes xllii
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In addition to Gödel, Escher, Bach, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, Douglas R. Hofstadter is the author of several books, including Le Ton beau de Marot and Metamagical Themas. He is College Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science as well as the Director for the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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