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Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence
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Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Andrew Kahn

Abstract

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is Russia's greatest poet, a ‘ founding father’ of modern Russian literature, and a major figure in world literature. His poetry and prose changed the course of Russian culture, and his works inspired operas by Musorgsky and Tchaikovsky (as well as Peter Shaffer's Amadeus). This book's title refers to Pushkin's capacity to transform philosophical and aesthetic ideas into poetry. Arguing that Pushkin's poetry has often been misunderstood as transparently simple, this book traces the interrelation between his writing and the influences of English and European litera ... More

Keywords: Russia, philosophical ideas, aesthetic ideas, creative process, meaning of originality, the imagination, definition of genius, nature, heroism, ethical life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199234745
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Kahn, author
St Edmund Hall, Oxford
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