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Description: Written in 1820, when Pushkin was very young, Ruslan and Ludmila was his first major work. Its appearance signaled the birth of genius who was soon to make all of Russia resound with his name. The Sun of Russian poetry, as the poet came later to be called, was rising.
Hardcover, 134 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by ЭКСМО (first published 1820)
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rosshalde
Ruslan ve Ludmila Puşkin'in yazdığı ilk önemli poemalarından sayılıyor. Yazar yaşadığı dönemde ortaya çıkan farklı bir siyasi düşüncenin etkisi altında olduğu için yazdıklarını - özellikle manzum biçiminde yazdıklarını- okurken az çok Rus kültür tarihini bilmek gerekiyormuş. Bugüne kadar 19. yy Rus edebiyatından pek haz etmedim, ama arka planı hakkında fikir sahibi olunca eserlere bakış açım değişti ve görmediğim şeyleri görmeye başladım. Bu açıdan baktığımda Puşkin'in bu eseri gerçekten yenilik ...more
Anna  Matsuyama
On seashore far a green oak towers,
And to it with a gold chain bound,
A learned cat whiles away the hours
By walking slowly round and round.
To right he walks, and sings a ditty;
To left he walks, and tells a tale....

У лукоморья дуб зеленый;
Златая цепь на дубе том:
И днем и ночью кот ученый
Все ходит по цепи кругом;
Идет направо - песнь заводит,
Налево - сказку говорит.

Masterpiece. I grow up listening to this poem and watching movie. (http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=2UoO2t... with English subtitles)

Irina Paley
I used to think that this was a lovely fairy tale, but then I met a Pushkin scholar who told me that this is actually a story of sexual perversion with major homo-erotic undertones. I like it much better now.
Svetlana
A nice short story in verse filled with magic, heroes, battles and love. Whats not to love about it?
Gijs Grob
Ironisch episch gedicht waarin in zes zangen het sprookje verteld wordt van de mooie Ljoedmila die op haar bruiloft met Roeslan ontvoerd wordt door de tovenaar-dwerg Tsjernomor. Roeslan trekt er met drie rivalen op uit om haar te gaan zoeken...

Roeslan en Ljoedmila is een sprookje in de beste Russische traditie, maar Poesjkin lijkt weinig serieus in zijn eigen vertelling. Hij kan levendig schrijven en zijn poëzie swingt. Poesjkin schrijft in de tegenwoordige tijd, waarmee hij de lezer soms goed e
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Kienie
Didn't really do it for me. It meanders too much, but at the same time some scenes just don't get enough attention. So they just forgive Fralf? Is he at least banished? And what about Naina the witch? Presumably she still hates the Finn wizard. She probably doesn't really care about Ruslan, but if he's the Finn's chosen, wouldn't she want some revenge? As for Chernomor...they just let him live in the castle! Beards do grow back...unless that's part of the magic of the sword, and it won't grow ba ...more
Martin Yankov
Though far from Puskin's best, this is still a nice enjoyable read that can warm you up on a chilly Sunday.
Recommended for poetry and fairy-tale lovers!
Jackson Cyril
As always, Pushkin is magnificent.
Beverly J.
This was interesting. Fascinating to know it was written so very long ago. Puskin was an amazing writer.
Yuriy.bylinkin
Читали с сыном перед сном.
Меня немного напрягало обилие "эротических" моментов в поэме.
Оказывается это одна из первых поэм Пушкина. Поэма изначально была еще более откровенной, но под давлением критики Пушкин изменил ее.
Прикольно читалось - особенно боевые моменты очень хорошо у нас шли.
Tom
A silly trifle that both respects and mocks the conventions of folktales and heroic poetry. An early effort by Pushkin (finished when he was 20), and his first long-verse poem.
Zoya
I love Kochergin's illustrations, specially black and white ones (the colour ones seem to be a tiny bit blurry), but that could be because the edition I had in my childhood was illustrated by him as well.
Anna
This is absolutely fantastic on all levels.

All I wanna know is - who still can recite the entire laundry-list of fables that is the opening piece (comeon, you know you hadda memorize it in 2nd grade!)
Rimma
i absolutely love this poem, it is one of the best by Pushkin. Base on Russian folk story, it is about love and bad troll, the magic and the fighting for freedom and love.
Marga Vr
Oct 26, 2007 Marga Vr added it
Recommends it for: lovers of classic lit
Shelves: classic
This was Pushkin'd first major work, ironic retelling as a narrative poem a medieval fairytale filled with swashbuckling knights and damsels in distress.
Daniel Pecheur
A beautiful poem and intriguing fairy-tale wrought by Pushkin, Russia's first literary luminary. I love the features of Russian legend and folklore.
Nukalurk
The story itself is okay, it is for children after all, but the style of writing is captivating. :)
Saher abdel nasser
good book, good illustration, bad complicated translation, was hard to follow
Truman Bullard
Mainly important to me as the source of Glinka's
intricate and colorful opera.
Regina Hunter
Another dear fairytale from my childhood.
Olga
didnt like... poem...
RK Byers
didn't buy the pardon.
Tina
i love that book!
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