Pushkin's Historical Imagination

Front Cover
Yale University Press, 1999 M01 1 - 300 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
This book explores the historical insights of Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), Russia's most celebrated poet and arguably its greatest thinker. Svetlana Evdokimova examines for the first time the full range of Pushkin's fictional and nonfictional writings on the subject of history - writings that have strongly influenced Russians' views of themselves and their past. Through new readings of his drama Boris Godunov; such narrative poems as Poltava, The Bronze Horseman, and Count Nulin; prose fiction, including The Captain's Daughter and The Blackamoor of Peter the Great; lyrical poems; and a variety of nonfictional texts, the author presents Pushkin not only as a progenitor of Russian national mythology but also as an original historical and political thinker.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

Pushkin's historical imagination

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Alexander Pushkin's writings on history, both fiction and nonfiction, are the subject of this scholarly monograph. Evdokimova's (Slavic languages, Brown) intention is to "delineate the poet's ... Read full review

Contents

one The Impediments of Russian History
31
Century Pushkins Response to the French Liberal
37
Peter the Great or la Révolution incarnée
43
two Chance and Historical Necessity
49
Chance
74
Pushkins Polemic
87
Fact Meaning Context Narrative Strategies and Political
101
Goethes and Pushkins Readings of Mémoires sur Napoléon
113
pushkin confronts
137
The Myth of Holy War
173
The Bronze Horseman
209
Afterword
232
Selected Bibliography
265
Index
278
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information