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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

A Novel in Verse

Author: Alexander Pushkin   Series: Penguin Classics

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In this new translation, Stanley Mitchell captures the cadences and lightness of the original poem, and discusses in his introduction Pushkin's life, writings and politics, as well as previous translations of the work.This edition also contains a chronology and suggested further reading.

Set in 1820s Russia, this title follows the fates of three men and three women. It offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein.

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Summary

In this new translation, Stanley Mitchell captures the cadences and lightness of the original poem, and discusses in his introduction Pushkin's life, writings and politics, as well as previous translations of the work.This edition also contains a chronology and suggested further reading.

Set in 1820s Russia, this title follows the fates of three men and three women. It offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein.

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Description

'Blest who betimes has left life's revel, whose wine-filled glass he has not drained' Tired of the glitter and glamour of St Petersberg society, aristocratic dandy Eugene Onegin retreats to the country estate he has recently inherited. With the arrival of the idealistic young poet Vladimir Lendsky he begins an unlikely friendship, while the poet welcomes this urbane addition to his small social circle - and is happy to introduce Onegin to his fiancee Olga and her family. But when Olga's sister Tatiana becomes infatuated with Onegin, his cold rejection of her love brings about a tragedy that engulfs them all. Unfolding with dream-like inevitability and dazzling energy, Pushkin's tragic poem is one of the great works of Russian literature. In this new translation, Stanley Mitchell captures the cadences and lightness of the original poem, and discusses in his introduction Pushkin's life, writings and politics, as well as previous translations of the work. This edition also contains a chronology and suggested further reading.

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Critic Reviews

“One of the finest of all verse translations into English ... reproduces every facet of the original: the precise meaning, the wit, the lyricism. Not once is there a false note.”

-- Robert Chandler Independent

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About the Author

ALEXANDER PUSHKIN (1799-1837) was Russia's greatest poet, and for many years Walter Arndt has been recognized as one the most important translators of his verse.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books | Penguin Classics
Published
30th November 2008
Edition
1st
Pages
244
ISBN
9780140448108
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