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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|Library of Congress
||Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich - Criticism and interpretation
||Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
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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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||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
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.