The Gypsies & Other Narrative Poems

The Gypsies & Other Narrative Poems

Book - 2006
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"Pushkin's reputation as Russia's greatest poet tests on more than Eugene Onegin. This selection of five of his finest narrative poems displays his essential qualities - his stylistic fluency, his ironic poise, his endless ability to surprise, his creation of poetry out of everyday language." "The Gypsies, the anti-Romantic tale of a city-dweller whose search for "unspoiled" values among gypsies ends in tragedy, is modern Russian literature's first masterpiece. The Bridegroom turns the Romantic ballad into a whodunit filled with sexual dread and subconscious terror. Count Nulin, a deliciously comic tale of country life, stands Shakespeare's Rape of Lucrece on its head - what would have happened if Lucrece had slapped Tarquin's face? The Tale of the Dead Princess is Pushkin's version of the Snow White story, and the eerie Tale of the Golden Cockerel savagely politicizes the folk-tale form."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781567923056
1567923054
9781567922721
1567922724
Characteristics: xl, 116 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Brett, Simon 1943-
Wood, Antony

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