A short yet fascinating account of Russia's most celebrated writer.
In Robert Chandler's exquisite biography, literary giant Alexander Pushkin, lauded as the Russian Shakespeare, is examined as writer, lover and public figure. Chandler explores his relationship to politics and provides a fascinating glimpse of the turbulent period Pushkin lived through. The book acts as a succinct guide for anybody trying to understand Russia's most celebrated literary figure and also illuminates the wider historical and political context of early nineteenth-century Russia.
Robert Chandler is an acclaimed and award-winning translator of Russian literature. He has translated a number of works by Teffi, published by Pushkin Press, including her collection of short stories Subtly Worded and her memoir Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea. He also teaches part time at Queen Mary College and has published poems in the TLS and Poetry Review.
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