Alexander Pushkin: A Critical Study

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1983 - 257 pages
A clear, detailed and accessible account of all Pushkin's poetry

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A D P Briggs's selection of Pushkin's verse was recommended to us by our Russian City Lit tutor as a good general introduction to Pushkin's poetry. At a hundred pages it is necessarily selective ... Read full review

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Contents

The Problem of Pushkin
17
Entertainment Illusion and Paradox
19
Pushkinolatry
22
The Problem of the Lyric Poetry
23
An Approach to Pushkin Through One Poem
27
How to Execute the Alexandrine
30
A Parade of Poetic Skills
33
Country Life and its Distractions
37
Storypoems in the Popular Tradition
135
The Kingdom of Thricenine
141
Balladry
147
The Limited Success of Pushkins Drama
157
Shaking off Shakespeare
160
The Fiveact Structure
164
Unifying Crossreferences
169
Characters Language and Poetry
174

A Sexual Encounter
41
The Spirit of Play
42
The Shorter Poems
44
A Catalogue of Lovers
54
The Isolation of the Poet
68
The Poet of Freedom
76
Events in the Life of a Poet
83
Nine Narrative Poems
91
Compression and Diversity
92
The False Start
95
Four Southern Poems
99
The Supremacy of Count Nulin
102
Limited Achievement in the Later Narratives
108
Towards Fulfilment
116
The Bronze Horseman
117
Sources of Inspiration
118
The Story
119
A Multiplicity of Themes
120
Similes and Sounds
124
Resourceful Rhyming
125
Structural Crossreferences
130
The Overall Achievement
133
High Praise for the Little Tragedies
177
Pushkins Weakest Masterpiece
178
Ideas Incarnate
181
Abstracting the Poetry
182
Yevgeniy Onegin
187
A Phenomenon of Style
190
The Onegin Stanza
191
The Technical Skills of a Novelistpoet
196
Lucent Sorrow
204
Prose
213
The Linguistic and Literaryhistorical Achievement
214
Infectious Hyperbole
216
Parody and Beyond
218
Misapplied Brevity
224
Reading Pushkin
228
A Learners Guide to Pushkin
231
The Final Question
234
Notes
240
General Index
249
Title or First Line in English
252
Title or First Line in Russian
255
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