Pushkin: A Biography

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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PUSHKIN: A Biography

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An accessible biography that emphasizes the contradictions in Pushkin's personality and how they contributed to his early death. In this bicentennial year of Pushkin's birthe, the author establishes ... Consulter l'avis complet

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z Childhood
Dissipations 181720
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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