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Pushkin : a biography

Pushkin is Russia's greatest and best-loved poet: a romantic, enigmatic figure who, during a brief but turbulent life, changed Russian literature forever with his vital and passionate verse. Many of his works -- including The Bronze Horseman, The Queen of Spades, and his extraordinary novel in verse, Eugene Onegin -- have become classics of world literature and are as exhilarating to read today as they were when first published. Now we have the first full biography in 60 years of this literary legend. Born in Moscow in 1799, he was descended on one side from an ancient noble family, on the other from a black African slave of Peter the Great. At the age of 20 he was expelled from St. Petersburg for his satirical writings. He remained in internal exile, under the direct supervision of the Emperor, for the next seven years, and throughout his life attracted official disapproval for his political and religious beliefs -- and for his many love affairs. In 1831 despite mounting debts from gambling and an insecure income, he married the 18-year-old Natalya Goncharova, who soon became recognized as one of the most beautiful women of St. Petersburg society. The attentions paid her by a Guards officer, the French émigré d'Anthès, roused Pushkin to fury. In the subsequent duel fought on January 27, 1837 he was fatally wounded. He died in agony two days later. This superb, authoritative biography -- winner of England's prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize -- frees the complex figure of Pushkin the man from the heroic simplicity of Pushkin the myth, making palpable the poet's rare energy, talents, and spirit. Telling Pushkin's story with exacting scholarship, elegant wit, and acute insight,T.J. Binyon gives us a revelation of the poet and the man. - Jacket flap.

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  • "普希金传"
  • "Puxijin zhuan"
  • "Biography of Pushkin"
  • "Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin"

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  • "Pushkin is Russia's greatest and best-loved poet: a romantic, enigmatic figure who, during a brief but turbulent life, changed Russian literature forever with his vital and passionate verse. Many of his works -- including The Bronze Horseman, The Queen of Spades, and his extraordinary novel in verse, Eugene Onegin -- have become classics of world literature and are as exhilarating to read today as they were when first published. Now we have the first full biography in 60 years of this literary legend. Born in Moscow in 1799, he was descended on one side from an ancient noble family, on the other from a black African slave of Peter the Great. At the age of 20 he was expelled from St. Petersburg for his satirical writings. He remained in internal exile, under the direct supervision of the Emperor, for the next seven years, and throughout his life attracted official disapproval for his political and religious beliefs -- and for his many love affairs. In 1831 despite mounting debts from gambling and an insecure income, he married the 18-year-old Natalya Goncharova, who soon became recognized as one of the most beautiful women of St. Petersburg society. The attentions paid her by a Guards officer, the French émigré d'Anthès, roused Pushkin to fury. In the subsequent duel fought on January 27, 1837 he was fatally wounded. He died in agony two days later. This superb, authoritative biography -- winner of England's prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize -- frees the complex figure of Pushkin the man from the heroic simplicity of Pushkin the myth, making palpable the poet's rare energy, talents, and spirit. Telling Pushkin's story with exacting scholarship, elegant wit, and acute insight,T.J. Binyon gives us a revelation of the poet and the man. - Jacket flap."@en
  • "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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  • "Biografieën (vorm)"
  • "Livres électroniques"
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  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en

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  • "为荣誉而生 : 普希金传 = Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin"
  • "Pushkin : a Biography"
  • "Pushkin"
  • "Pushkin : a biography"
  • "Pushkin : a biography"@en
  • "Pushkin a biography"
  • "Pushkin a biography"@en
  • "Wei rong yu er sheng : Puxijin zhuan = Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin"