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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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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Dissipations 181720
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To the South
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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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