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From the Publisher"Kahn has assembled an impressive group of scholars from across the world, many of whom have written longer studies of Pushkin and all of whom are wellplaced to offer shorter, thoughtful pieces from the vantage-point of experience and knowledge...edited with rare coherence and intelligence."
-Philip Ross Bullock
"In The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin Andrew Kahn gathers some of the finest Pushkinists from both sides of the Atlantic to bring "Russia's all" to an Anglophone readership....the volume celebrates what is rightly described as the "open-endedness of his legacy"....The uniformly high quality of the contributions and their energizing variety of perspectives and styles foster a deep understanding of Pushkin - the center that holds....The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin is impressively comprehensive for a volume of its size. The astounding versatility and impact of Pushkin's genius, the central role he was assigned in Russia's struggles to develop a cultural and national identity, the forces that shaped the poets' development, and the potent myths that grew around him are reflected fully and forcefully from the different perspectives the contributors provide. Each valuable in its own right, the essays in this volume augment extant scholarship with new approaches and insights and add up to a richly-faceted presentation of the poet and the critical (and not-so-critical) attention he has received over the centuries..."
—Olga Peters Hasty, Princeton University, Slavic and East European Journal
"The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin performs a valuable service as a compendium of information and a survey of the state of an important field, and it will no doubt prove a useful reference source for students of Russian literature."
-Robert Bird,University of Chicago