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Strolls with Pushkin

Strolls with Pushkin

Andrei Sinyavsky wrote Strolls with Pushkin while confined to a Soviet labor camp, smuggling the pages out a few at a time to his wife. His irreverent portrait outraged emigres and Soviet scholars alike, yet was meant only to rescue Pushkin. Anglophone readers who question the lo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780231180818
Barcode 9780231180818
Published 15 December 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Sinyavsky, Andrei
Translated by Yastremski, Slava I.
Translated by Nepomnyashchy, Catharine
Contributions by Naydan, Michael
Contributions by Tytarenko, Olha
Series Russian Library
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ISBN-13 9780231180818
ISBN-10 0231180810
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint Columbia University Press
Publication Date 15 December 2016
International Publication Date 6 December 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Sinyavsky, Andrei
Translated by Yastremski, Slava I.
Translated by Nepomnyashchy, Catharine
Contributions by Naydan, Michael
Contributions by Tytarenko, Olha
Series Russian Library
Category Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Poetry & Poets
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 354g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich - Criticism and interpretation
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
Dewey Code 891.713
Catalogue Code 696307

Description of this Book

Andrei Sinyavsky wrote Strolls with Pushkin while confined to Dubrovlag, a Soviet labor camp, smuggling the pages out a few at a time to his wife. His irreverent portrait of Pushkin outraged migr s and Soviet scholars alike, yet his disrespect was meant only to rescue Pushkin from the stifling cult of personality that had risen up around him. Anglophone readers who question the longstanding adoration for Pushkin felt by generations of Russians will enjoy tagging along on Sinyavsky's strolls with the great poet, discussing his life, fiction, and famously untranslatable poems. This new edition of Strolls with Pushkin also includes a later essay Sinyavsky wrote on the artist, Journey to the River Black.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This translation of Sinyavsky's subversive text achieves the impossible, shocking, entertaining, and beguiling us into a freer, more lively appreciation of the liberating power of language. -- Cathy Porter, Independent

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Author's Bio

Andrei Sinyavsky (1925-1997) was a writer of fiction and nonfiction. After emigrating to France in 1973, he taught for many years as professor of Slavic studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy (1951-2015) was professor of Russian at Barnard College. Slava I. Yastremski (1952-2015) was professor of Russian at Bucknell University.

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