By Michael Wachtel
Alexander Pushkin’s lyric poetry—much of it recognized to Russians through heart—is the cornerstone of the Russian literary culture, but earlier there was no certain observation of it in any language.
Michael Wachtel’s booklet, designed when you can learn Russian with ease yet no longer natively, presents the old, biographical, and cultural context had to have fun with the paintings of Russia’s maximum poet. every one access starts with a concise precis highlighting the most important information regarding the poem’s foundation, subtexts, and poetic shape (meter, stanzaic constitution, and rhyme scheme). In line-by-line type, Wachtel then elucidates points probably to problem non-native readers: archaic language, colloquialisms, and strange diction or syntax. the place correct, he addresses political, non secular, and folkloric issues.
Pushkin’s verse has attracted generations of tremendous interpreters. the aim of this statement isn't really to supply a brand new interpretation, yet to offer adequate linguistic and cultural contextualization to make knowledgeable interpretation possible.
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A Commentary to Pushkin’s Lyric Poetry, 1826–1836 (Publications of the Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies) by Michael Wachtel