unmistakable and original stamp of his style and personality.”
—from the Introduction by John Bayley
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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was born into the gentry class. He was killed in a duel in 1837 fought with a French courtier of his adulterous wife. Read morePublished 16 days ago by C. M Mills
I have recently read "Dr. Zhivago" by Pasternak and "War and Peace" by Tolstoy. I personally believe Pushkin is the best writer of the three. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maggot
I'm glad I read this. There are some excellent stories in the collection, although not all are up to the same standard, and you can see how Pushkin had such a major influence on... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Phil B
Alexander Pushkin is among the greatest poets and writers of all time - period!
He is the soul of Russia - it's Shakespeare and a towering force of breathtaking insight... Read more
A whole book could be written on the fascinating story of Pushkin's life cut short at 37 in an 1837 duel, as well as the undeniable impact Pushkin had on Russian literature,... Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by W Perry Hall
I had just finished Anna Karenina and remembered that I had this volume of Pushkin on the shelf.
I figured that since Tolstoy took his clues from "Russia's first great writer"... Read more
This book contains the short stories of Alexander Pushkin. Pushkin ranks as one of the greatest arthors in Russian literary history and these stories confirm this judgement The... Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Tony Marquise Jr.