Alexander Pushkin


Born
in Moscow, Russian Empire, Russian Federation
June 06, 1799

Died
February 10, 1837

Genre

Influences


See also:
Russian: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин
French: Alexandre Pouchkine
Norwegian: Aleksander Pusjkin

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was a Russian author who is considered to be 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.

Born in Moscow, Pushkin published his first poem at the age of fifteen, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Imperial Lyceum in Tsarskoe Selo. Pushkin gradually became committed to social reform and emerged as a spok
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More books by Alexander Pushkin…
“I want to understand you,
I study your obscure language.”
Alexander Pushkin

“I have outlasted all desire,
My dreams and I have grown apart;
My grief alone is left entire,
The gleamings of an empty heart.

The storms of ruthless dispensation
Have struck my flowery garland numb,
I live in lonely desolation
And wonder when my end will come.

Thus on a naked tree-limb, blasted
By tardy winter's whistling chill,
A single leaf which has outlasted
Its season will be trembling still.”
Alexander Pushkin

“I loved you: and, it may be, from my soul
The former love has never gone away,
But let it not recall to you my dole;
I wish not sadden you in any way.

I loved you silently, without hope, fully,
In diffidence, in jealousy, in pain;
I loved you so tenderly and truly,
As let you else be loved by any man. ”
Alexander Pushkin

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  68 votes, 24.8%

The Misanthrope by Molière 1666, 64 pages
 
  61 votes, 22.3%

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1832, 240 pages
 
  56 votes, 20.4%

 
  52 votes, 19.0%

Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac 1846, 468 pages
 
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