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Alexander Pushkin: Eugene Onegin

Alexander Pushkin: Eugene Onegin

by A. D. P. Briggs
     
 

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This is a lively and readable guide to Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse Eugene Onegin, a landmark of European Romanticism, and arguably the best of all Russian poetry. Professor Briggs addresses the question of how such remarkable poetry can have been composed about a rather banal plot, and considers the form of the work and its poetic techniques in detail. He

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This is a lively and readable guide to Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse Eugene Onegin, a landmark of European Romanticism, and arguably the best of all Russian poetry. Professor Briggs addresses the question of how such remarkable poetry can have been composed about a rather banal plot, and considers the form of the work and its poetic techniques in detail. He offers fresh interpretations of the characters and events of the poem, and sets it against its European background. He discusses its influence - notably Tchaikovsky's operatic version - and points to its life-affirming philosophy and spirit of joyfulness. The book includes a chronological chart and a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521386180
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/18/2008
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature Series
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.31(d)

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