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  Aleksandr Pushkin [1799 - 1837], , Legends, Aleksandr Pushkin [1799 - 1837] profile, The greatest Russian poet of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Pushkin studied at the lyceum in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, later renamed Pushkin, and after graduating (1817), was appointed to a post at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the capital city of Saint Petersburg.
Pushkin was particularly drawn to the verse of Lord Byron, whose style he emulated in such poems as The Prisoner of the Caucasus (1822), The Robber Brothers (1827), and Eugene Onegin.
Pushkin's deep regard for his compatriots, his interest in history, and his distaste for the rigid class structure of his society, are evident in most of his mature work.
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 Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
PUSHKIN, ALEKSANDR SERGEYEVICH [Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich], 1799-1837, Russian poet and prose writer, among the foremost figures in Russian literature.
Pushkin's other major works include the dramas Mozart and Salieri and The Stone Guest (both 1830); the folktale The Golden Cockerel (1833), on which Rimsky-Korsakov based an opera; and the short stories Tales by Belkin (1831) and The Queen of Spades (1834).
Pushkin died as a result of a duel with a young French émigré nobleman who was accused, in anonymous letters to the poet, of being the lover of Pushkin's flirtatious young wife.
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 Alexander (Aleksandr) Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin on his father's side was descended from one of the oldest families of the Russian gentry.
After Pushkin left school, he lived a riotous life in St. Petersburg as a member of the most brilliant and dissipated crowd in the capital.
Pushkin's greatest contemporary successes with the general public were his two poems, The Captive of the Caucasus and The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, and the drama, Boris Godunov.
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 Aleksandr Pushkin
Meanwhile Pushkin mixed in all the gayest society of the capital, and it seemed as if he would turn out a mere man of fashion instead of a poet.
In 1831 Pushkin married Natalia Goncharov, and in the following year was again attached to the ministry of foreign affairs, with a salary of 5000 roubles.
Pushkin left four children; his widow was afterwards married to an officer in the army, named Lanskoi; she died in 1863.
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 Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Pushkin’s Russian did just that: it combined the gallicized or “salon” language of educated thought and sentiment with the crude colloquialisms of the village and the inn.
Her family was almost as impoverished as Pushkin's, and debts mounted as he strove to support these relatives and his young household, largely through "the killing work" (his description) of researching the life of Peter the Great for a history commissioned by the Tsar.
Pushkin in his last months was to become equally obsessed with the possibility of his wife's infidelity, falling sometimes into what Binyon describes as "a state bordering on lunacy".
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 Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Pushkin was born on May 26, 1799, the son of a family of the middle nobility.
Pushkin spent the years 1820-1823 in various places in the Caucasus and in the Crimea, and he was at first charmed by the picturesque settings and relieved to be free of the intoxications and artificialities of the life of the capital.
Pushkin's poetic work during the 4 years that he spent in the south was rich in output and characterized by Lord Byron's influence, which can be seen in "The Caucasian Captive" (1820-1821), "The Fountain of Bakhchisarai" (1822), and "The Gypsies" (1824).
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 Pushkin's Biography
Pushkin thought that he would be free to travel as he wished, that he could freely participate in the publication of journals, and that he would be totally free of censorship, except in cases which he himself might consider questionable and wish to refer to his royal censor.
Pushkin was married to Natalia Goncharova on February 18, 1831, in Moscow.
Pushkin was deeply offended, all the more because he was convinced that it was conferred, not for any quality of his own, but only to make it proper for the beautiful Mme.
polyglot.lss.wisc.edu /lss/staff/stephy/Bio.html   (1818 words)

 Yourlit.com -- Aleksandr Pushkin
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (June 6 (May 26, O.S.), 1799 - February 10 (January 29, O.S.), 1837) was a Russian Romantic author whom many consider the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers.
Pushkin gradually became committed to social reform and emerged as a spokesman for literary radicals.
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 Aleksandr Pushkin (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Aleksandr Pushkin was a [[Russian poet and a founder of modern Russian literature]] Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: &1040;&1083;&1077;&1082;&1089;&1072;&769;&1085;&1076;&1088; &1057;&1077;&1088;&1075;&1077;&769;&1077;&1074;&1080;&1095; &1055;&1091;&769;&1096;&1082;&1080;&1085;) (June 6 (May 26, O.S. February 10 (January 29, O.S. Russian author, whom many consider the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling -- mixing drama, romance and satire -- associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers.
Pushkin's father descended from one of the Russian gentry's oldest families who traced their history 600 years back, while his mother's grandfather Ibrahim Petrovich Gannibal, a slave from Abyssinia (Ethiopia) sent as a gift from Constantinople, became the adopted godchild and Engineer-General of Peter the Great.
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 LitWeb.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Pushkin was the first to use everyday speech in his poetry.
Aleksandr Pushkin was born in Moscow into a cultured but poor aristocratic family.
The libretto for Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin (1879) was adapted from Pushkin's novel by the composer's brother Modeste.
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Just as Pushkin's exile was about to end in 1824, a ribald account of the annunciation story was traced to him, and his exile was extended, this time at one of his family's estates.
Pushkin's most important work during this period was Eugene Onegin, a novel in verse, which is widely regarded as his masterpiece and Russia's first important novel.
Pushkin's historical fiction is known for its realistic detail and the typicality of the characters and events depicted.
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 Pushkin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1820 this came to the attention of the authorities, and Pushkin was exiled to Caucasus; nonetheless, he continued to hold official posts and incurred the stern disapproval of a superior.
Pushkin was dismissed from government service in 1824 and banished to his mother's estate near Pskov.
Pushkin died February 10, 1837, from wounds that he suffered in a duel which he had fought in St. Petersburg.
www.odessaglobe.com /english/people/pushkin.htm   (283 words)

 Aleksandr S. Pushkin
Some of them were hanged or exiled for life to Siberia, but Pushkin apparently did not take part in their conspiracy; and he was absent in the south at the time of the insurrection.
Pushkin was transferred south to Ekaterinoslav; it was a mild form of exile.
Pushkin's father tried in vain to keep his son under his control, but the result was, that the poet's friends applied to the Czar, and Pushkin père was exiled from his own estate.
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 Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russia's Greatest Poet, Poets and Poetry at Aspirennies.com
In 1820 he was exiled to the Caucasus for his "Ode to Liberty"; nonetheless, Pushkin continued to hold official posts.
Pushkin's later work includes two long poems, Poltava and The Bronze Horseman, and his novel The Captain's Daughter.
Pushkin provided a literary heritage for Russians, whose native language had hitherto been considered unfit for literature.
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 The My Hero Project - Alexander Pushkina_pushkin
Pushkin's skeptical mind and sense of irony helped him capture what it means to be Russian, winning the hearts of his countrymen.
As a nobleman in the early 1800's, Pushkin led a reckless and generally nonproductive life, typical of noblemen, while on the staff of the ministry of foreign affairs.
Pushkin was wounded in a duel and died on January 29, 1837.
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 Aleksandr Pushkin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pushkin's father descended from a distinguished family of the Russian nobility which traced its ancestry back to the 12th century, while his mother's grandfather was Abram Petrovich Gannibal, an Ethiopian who was abducted as a child by the Turks during their rule of the coast of Eritrea
Born in Moscow, Pushkin published his first poem at the age of fifteen.
After finishing school, Pushkin installed himself in the vibrant and raucous intellectual youth culture of the capital, St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aleksandr_Pushkin   (1879 words)

Aleksandr Pushkin is, by common agreement -- at least among his own compatriots -- the greatest of all Russian writers.
The major part of his lyrical poetry was written between 1820 and 1830, but some of his poetical masterpieces were composed in the last seven years of his life, when he was turning his attention to prose.
Pushkin's Evgenii Onegin (1833), a novel in verse, is considered the greatest masterpiece of Russian literature.
www.uwm.edu /People/oeren/pushkin.htm   (526 words)

 3340/3305 19th/Pushkin Fall ó
- In 1811 Pushkin was selected to be among the first 30 students at the Tsarskoe Selo Lyceum established by Alexander I to educate noblemen's sons for important positions.
- Pushkin is optimistic, but censorship turns out to be rigid, and Pushkin's personal connection to the court turned out to be a negative phenomenon (as we shall see in a moment).
- Pushkin wrote in all of the basic poetic genres of the day, the greatest prose of the day (see Shaw's statement: first Russian prose fiction that can still be read today with pleasure).
www.trinity.edu /bholl/PushkinBackground.htm   (1348 words)

 Aleksandr Pushkin - Pushkin's Duel, Pushkin's Button, and other stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
On this day in 1837 Aleksandr Pushkin died at the age of thirty-seven, from a gunshot wound received in a duel two days earlier.
As the event remains something of a puzzle in Russia, those of us who still regard that country as the Churchillian "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" can't really hope for much, but it is a fascinating story.
Binyon's Pushkin (2003), winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize in England, is comprehensive and highly-praised, while Elaine Feinstein's Pushkin (1998) is half the size, a "precise, cool biography...
www.todayinliterature.com /stories.asp?Event_Date=2/10/1837   (140 words)

 PWHCE Who's Who of Russia: Aleksandr Pushkin
A poet and dramatist, Aleksandr Pushkin was the seminal master of modern Russian literature.
Pushkin was exiled at one point for writing mildly subversive poetry prior to the Decembrist uprising.
Pushkin died in a duel in January 1837.
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 Alexander Pushkin, Russian Poet, Albion Michigan Home Page
With the aid of influential friends, he was transferred in July 1823 to Odessa, where he engaged in theatre going, social outings, and love affairs with two married women.
His literary creativeness also continued, as he completed "The Fountain of Bakhchisaray" and the first chapter of Eugene Onegin, and began "The Gypsies." After postal officials intercepted a letter in which he wrote a thinly-veiled support of atheism, Pushkin was exiled to his mother's estate of Mikhaylovskoe in north Russia.
As a kind of wedding present, Pushkin was given permission to publish Boris Godunov -- after four years of waiting for authorization -- under his "own responsibility." He was formally betrothed on May 6, 1830.
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 Aleksandr Pushkin Life Stories, Books, & Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
On this day in 1837 Aleksandr Pushkin died at the age of thirty-seven, from a stomach wound suffered in a duel two days earlier.
Though the duel is still something of a mystery, full of drama and social overtones, its specific cause was straightforward enough: a handsome officer in the Tsar's Horse Guards, a beautiful wife who liked to flirt, and salon gossip that had become nasty and public in St. Petersburg.
Some early critics wrongly suspected that Pushkin attempted to aggrandize the African lineage of this fl forebear by playing up the family tradition that he was an Ethiopian princeling.
www.todayinliterature.com /biography/aleksandr.pushkin.asp   (533 words)

 Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin
At an exam in January, Pushkin publicly declaims "Recollections at Tsarskoe Selo," which synthesizes the styles of G. Derzhavin and K.
Pushkin's great-grandfather, Hannibal, the captive Abyssinian who became the personal servant of Peter I
Good general site devoted to Pushkin's life and works.
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 Aleksandr Pushkin - Page 2 - Literature Network Forums
Anyway, Dostoevsky was a novelist and Pushkin was a poet and dramatist, so it's like comparing T.S. Eliot to James Joyce (except in that example the novelist influenced the poet/dramatist rather than vice-versa).
I put Pushkin and Dostoevsky at the same level really, as when you get to that level of literary merit you can't say who's better.
If Pushkin have had that influence, Fyodor and Tolstoy would be poets and not novelists.
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 Aleksandr Pushkin
In 1833 Pushkin travelled east to the Urals for historical research.
Next year he received an appointment as a functionary at the court, but his minor status was considered a humiliation.
In 1829 Pushkin fell in love with 16-year-old Natalya Nikolayevna Goncharova, whom he married two years later.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /puskin.htm   (1908 words)

 Aleksandr Pushkin: free web books, online
Aleksandr Sergeevich (Alexander Sergeyevich) Pushkin, Russian author, considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
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