Aleksandr Pushkin
Father of Modern Russian Literature


NamePushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich (1799 - 1837)Sources
  • Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (trans. Johnston), p1.
  • Mirsky, Modern Russian Literature, 1925, pp7-10.
  • BiographyA poet and dramatist, Aleksandr Pushkin was the seminal master of modern Russian literature.
    Paradoxically, Pushkin was influenced by Europe and evidenced a 'pan-humanity' as Fyodor Dostoyevsky put it, yet he is viewed as the personification of Russian poetry. He was a leading figure during the period known as the 'Golden Age of Russian Poetry'.
    Pushkin was exiled at one point for writing mildly subversive poetry prior to the Decembrist uprising.
    Pushkin died in a duel in January 1837.

  • Aleksandr Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (translated by Charles Johnston), Penguin Classics, 1979.
  • Prince D. S. Mirsky, Modern Russian Literature, Oxford University Press, London, 1925.
  • Selected Works
  • Eugene Onegin
  • The Prisoner of the Caucasus
  • The Fountain of Bakhchisarai
  • The Gipsies
  • Boris Godunov (Gudenov)
  • Poltava
  • The Tales of Belkin
  • The Captain's Daughter
  • The Queen of Spades
  • The Golden Cockerel
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  • Eugene Onegin
  • Marie
  • Russian Romance
  • The Bakchesarian Fountain and Other Poems
  • Selected Works: Poetry
  • The Queen of Spades
  • Fairy Tales
  • The Little Tragedies
  • The Snow Storm
  • The Bridegroom: with "Count Nulin" and "The Tale of the Golden Cockerel"
  • See AlsoFyodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Gogol

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