Pushkin: A Biography

Pushkin A Biography Puskin 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

  • Title: Pushkin: A Biography
  • Author: T.J. Binyon
  • ISBN: 9781400041107
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Puskin 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 exhilarPuskin 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 sixty years of this literary legend.

    Alexander Pushkin Ossip Abramovich Gannibal s father, Pushkin s great grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal , an African page kidnapped to Constantinople as a gift to the Ottoman Sultan and later transferred to Russia as a gift for Peter the Great.Abram wrote in a letter to Empress Elizabeth, Peter the Great s daughter, that Gannibal was from the town of Lagon. Alexander Pushkin Biography and Works Search Texts Alexander Pushkin Aleksandr Sergeyevich , Russia s Bard and one of the most important contributors to modern Russian literature wrote the epic th century romance Eugene Onegin Yevgeny or Evgeny Onegin But, as it is, this pied collection begs your indulgence it s been spun from threads both sad and humoristic, Aleksandr Pushkin Biography life, family, children Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin was born to Sergei and Nadezhda Pushkin on May , On his father s side he was a descendant of Russian nobility On his mother s side he was related to an African lord But by the time Aleksandr was born, the family had gradually lost most of their wealth and Aleksandr Pushkin Biography, Works, Legacy Aleksandr Pushkin, in full Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, born May June , New Style , , Moscow, Russia died January February , , St Petersburg , Russian poet, novelist, dramatist, and short story writer he has often been considered his country s greatest poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. The life of Alexander Pushkin in St Petersburg Biography of Alexander Pushkin Learn about Pushkin s life in St Petersburg and other Saint Petersburg biographies. Boris Godunov Early years Boris Godunov was the most noted member of an ancient, now extinct, Russian family of Tatar origin , which came from the Horde to Kostroma in the early th century This legend is written in the annals dating from early th century He was descended from the Tatar Prince Chet, who went from the Golden Horde to Russia and founded the Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma. Mikhail Lermontov Biography Facts Britannica Next to Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, who personifies Romanticism, is probably Russia s most frequently anthologized poet.His celebrated lyrics often recycle lines from his own and others poems Smert poeta Death of a Poet , which first earned him fame, deals with Pushkin s Tsar Nicholas II Death, Wife Family Biography Who Was Nicholas II Nicholas II was born on May , from the Julian calendar, which was used in Russia until in Pushkin, Russia He inherited the throne when his father, Alexander III Amok and Other Stories Pushkin Collection Stefan Zweig Amok and Other Stories Pushkin Collection Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A DOCTOR IN the Dutch East Indies torn between his medical duty to help and his own mixed emotions a middle aged maidservant whose devotion to her master leads her to commit a terrible act a hotel waiter whose love for an unapproachable aristocratic beauty culminates Tolstoy Henri Troyat, Nancy An incredible biography of a very complicated, brilliant man, It looks like this writer spent many years working on this to get the whole picture.

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    1. The best biography I have ever read, totally absorbing. Pushkin was always falling in and out of love.His most famous lyric:I loved you: love still, perhaps,Is not quite extinguished in my soul;But let it no longer alarm you;I do not want to distress you in any way.I loved you silently, hopelessly,Tortured now by shyness, now by jealousy;I loved you so sincerely, so tenderly,May God grant you be so loved by another.Another of my favourites is quoted in the book:What good is my name to you?It wil [...]

    2. How can you not love Pushkin? He's funny, impish, incredibly ugly but still a lady's man. Had kick-ass Wolverine sideburns that you can practically feel if you rub your hand over this book's cover portrait. And this isn't even considering the fact that he singlehandedly founded Russian literature and shaped its direction for the next 150+ years. Like Calvino's old writer, he seems to literally grow masterpieces, the way a vine grows melons. Binyon's biography is focused, sometimes annoyingly, bu [...]

    3. Not a Life and Works or a critical biography, so not a good choice if you want to know details about Pushkin's work and its relation to the world in any detailed way, but an absorbing portrait of early nineteenth-century literary Russia as it circled around Pushkin. Pushkin himself was impulsive, extravagant, reckless, often self-destructive; he had a knack for saying and doing exactly the things that would make his life more difficult, and he was utterly unable to handle money (while at the sam [...]

    4. when looking at used copies of this book online, one of the descriptions of the condition was "may be shiny". what the hell?

    5. PUSHKIN, A Biography. (2003). T. J. Binyon. ****.This is a well-researched and meticulously detailed biography of the famous Russian writer. It is most definitely a slow read. The life of Pushkin is covered from the history of his family through to his death by duel. I was not aware of the sort of life led by the writer. His early works – primarily his poems – seemed to be written on the spur of the moment, and mostly acted as clever insults of his rivals or enemies. His use of language was [...]

    6. An excellent biography of the Shakespeare of Russian literature. There is more detail here than you need if you have only a passing interest, but if you really enjoy Russian literature a comprehensive understanding of who Pushkin really was will enhance your enjoyment immeasurably.

    7. Very detailed biography of Russia's greatest poet. A good read for anyone interested in the colorful life of A.S. Pushkin.

    8. This was a good book, but not for the casual reader with just a passing interest. It was well researched with lots information about people just barely connected to Pushkin.

    9. The depth of research in this biography was impressive. Binyon does a good job navigating all the correspondence among Pushkin and those who knew him. He also got an impressive handle on the desperate financial situation the poet faced. I was struck not only the tragedy of a life cut short, but by the way that even while Pushkin was living he could not find the right circumstances to be as productive a writer as he could have been.

    10. Got as far as the Decemberist revolt. It may be that right now I'm simply not in the mood for the investigative hair splitting of literary biography - this week I started Savigneau's life of Yourcenar and chucked it after two chapters - but I also suspect that Binyon lacks a style. For another time.

    11. Read through about 35% of this book and realized it was much too in-depth for my purposes. If you are interested in the details of Pushkin's encounters, his letters, and all the other minutiae of the poet's life, this book is ideal. T.J. Pinyon does an outstanding job of gathering the relevant resources to give the reader a sense of Pushkin's character.

    12. Well researched and interestingly written. Lots of details of Pushkin's life, sometimes a little too much. The author chose to focus on the poet's life only, so there is little evaluation of this literary giant as a creative artist.

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