By Alexander Pushkin,Anthony Briggs
A fresh translation of this vintage Russian work.
Bored and aloof, bored with St Petersburg excessive society, Yevgeny Onegin is going to live to tell the tale the rustic property he has simply inherited from his uncle. There he encounters Tatyana, who turns into hopelessly infatuated with him. From this tale Pushkin creates his chic masterpiece of affection, loss of life, duelling, contention, id and the hunt for happiness; the lodestar for all of Russian literature.
By turns playful, philosophical, sardonic and mournful, brimming with wealthy descriptions of Russian existence, from ingesting and dancing to crisp wintry landscapes, Yevgeny Onegin is a piece of exciting energy.
Anthony Briggs’s deft and colourful new translation brilliantly conveys this power, taking pictures the entire supple lightness and humour, in addition to the intensity, of Pushkin’s luminous verse novel.
Alexander Pushkin was once born in 1799. He released his first poem whilst he used to be undefined, and in 1820 his first lengthy poem —Ruslan and Lyudmila—made him recognized. His paintings, together with the novel-in-verse Yevgeny Onegin, the poem The Bronze Horseman, the play Boris Godunov and the quick tale ‘The Queen of Spades’, has secured his position as one of many maximum writers, in any language, ever to have lived. He died elderly simply 37, having been wounded in a duel—Pushkin’s 29th—by his brother-in-law.
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