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Pushkin : a biography

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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  • "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."@en
  • "Discusses the Russian poet's birth in 1799 Moscow, survival of Napoleon's invasion and other military conflicts, scrutiny and censure for his satirical writings and personal beliefs, most significant literary achievements, and death during a duel in 1837."@en
  • ""Indisputably Russia's greatest poet, Pushkin changed literature forever. But his literary genius was matched by his talent for drama and upset. Brilliant but rebellious, he suffered official and personal disapproval -- and years of exile -- for his political and religious beliefs, his duelling and his many love affairs. Married to one of the most beautiful women in St Petersburg, Pushkin was just 37 when he was killed fighting for her honour. Bristling with the poet's energy, talent and passion, Tim Binyon's difintive and prize-winning biography displays a deep understanding of a remarkable man and his truly extraordinary times."--Publisher."
  • "A biography of Pushkin examines the enigmatic Russian poet's birth in 1799 Moscow, survival of Napoleon's invasion and other military conflicts, scrutiny and censure for his satirical writings and personal beliefs, most significant literary achievements, and death during a duel in 1837."

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  • "Livres électroniques"
  • "biografier"
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  • "Biography"
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