Pushkin on Literature

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1615-3
Publication Date
August 1998
Page Count
554 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Pushkin on Literature

Tatiana Wolff

Pushkin on Literature approaches Pushkin's literary accomplishment from a unique perspective: it focuses on Pushkin the critic, and on his passionate enthusiasm, volatile judgments, joy, frustration, and fascination with the literary world that surrounded him. This is the only English-language edition of the complete set of Pushkin's critical writing, both on his own work and on the wide range of European literature--Byron, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Milton--which he read and studied, and which so profoundly influenced his own writing.

About the Author
"An Aladdin's cave of fascinating information."
--Times Literary Supplement
"The scattered comments in prose in this book add up to an ars poetica that, like [Pushkin's] poetry, is sophisticated and unpretentious, and far from simple."
--New York Review of Books