Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern (volume 30) by Charles Dudley WarnerLibrary Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern (volume 30) by Charles Dudley Warner

Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern (volume 30)

byCharles Dudley Warner

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Excerpt: ... variety of subject and the astonishing delicacy with which he imitated various poetical forms and yielded to varying poetical moods. But at this very time, before he left the Lyceum, he had entered on the new path: he had begun to write his romantic-fantastic poem, 'Ruslan and Liudmila,' in which, for the first time in history, Russian poetry dealt with strictly national themes, on native soil, expressed in a free, natural, narrative style, which was utterly opposed to the prevailing rhetorical school, both in irregularity of movement and diversions from the theme. This no doubt was the fruit of his child's-fondness for popular tales, which his maternal grandmother had told him; and the startled critics were at a loss what to saywhen it was published later on in 1820. Pushkin's talent, added to his birth and family connections, gave him immediate access to the gayest society of St. Petersburg, when he left the Lyceum; and he plunged so wildly into dissipation that many were seriously alarmed as to the possible effect on his literary future. Intoxicated by his gifts and admiration, he openly and sharply attacked, in clever epigrams, everybody and everything which did not please him. At last he was called to account by the governor of the city, and frankly furnished copies, from memory, of all the offensive couplets. Touched by this, the governor confined his punishment to measures which proved the salvation of the poet, in a literary sense. He was transferred from the ministry of Foreign Affairs (into which the students of the Lyceum all graduated) and sent to southern Russia, provided with traveling expenses, and given a suitable rank in another department of the service; and all possible precautions were taken to administer the lesson without injuring his feelings or dignity. Durin...

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Title:Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern (volume 30)Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217501648

ISBN - 13:9780217501644

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