Pushkin: A Biography

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18 déc. 2007 - 784 pages
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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.

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PUSHKIN: A Biography

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Russia's answer to Shakespeare and Goethe is transformed from iconic to all-too-human status in this deliberately paced biography. Descended from faded gentry—a maternal ancestor was a black slave ... Consulter l'avis complet

Pushkin: A Biography

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This first major biography of Russia's venerated poet in 60 years has already won Britain's 2003 Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction-for a good reason. Covering details of Pushkin's life with ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Ancestry and Childhood 17991811
I Literature and Politics
Kishincv 182023
Mikhailovskoe 182426
In Search of a Wife 182629
Courtship 182931
Married Life 183133
A Sea of Troubles 183436
The Final Chapter 183637
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T. J. Binyon lectures on Russian literature at Oxford University and is a senior research fellow at Wadham College. He is also the author of Murder Will Out, a history of the fictional detective, and two thrillers, Swan Song and Greek Gifts. He lives with his wife in Oxfordshire, England.

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