"Through assiduous research, including the archives of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome, Munich, Berlin, and Marbach and by deftly combining the latest tools of literary theory and biography with those of poetics, Wachtel has been able to reveal new meanings and stylistic characteristics in Ivanov's poetic practice. A prime example of a scholar writing for other scholars, this work will be of interest to Slavists, Germanists, and comparatists, and to scholars studying literary theory and history of poetics."
—André Von Gronicka, University of Pennsylvania
About the Author
Michael Wachtel is assistant professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Princeton University. He has published several articles on Ivanov and German literature in Russian, German, and English. His book, A Commentary to Pushkin's Lyric Poetry, 1826–1836, is also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.