Strolls with Pushkin

Paperback | December 6, 2016

byAndrei SinyavskyTranslated byCatharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Slava I. Yastremski

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Andrei Sinyavsky wrote Strolls with Pushkin while confined to Dubrovlag, a Soviet labor camp, smuggling the pages out a few at a time to his wife. His irreverent portrait of Pushkin outraged émigrés and Soviet scholars alike, yet his "disrespect" was meant only to rescue Pushkin from the stifling cult of personality that had risen up around him. Anglophone readers who question the longstanding adoration for Pushkin felt by generations of Russians will enjoy tagging along on Sinyavsky's strolls with the great poet, discussing his life, fiction, and famously untranslatable poems. This new edition of Strolls with Pushkin also includes a later essay Sinyavsky wrote on the artist, "Journey to the River Black."

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Andrei Sinyavsky wrote Strolls with Pushkin while confined to Dubrovlag, a Soviet labor camp, smuggling the pages out a few at a time to his wife. His irreverent portrait of Pushkin outraged émigrés and Soviet scholars alike, yet his "disrespect" was meant only to rescue Pushkin from the stifling cult of personality that had risen up ...

Andrei Sinyavsky (1925-1997) was a writer of fiction and nonfiction. After emigrating to France in 1973, he taught for many years as professor of Slavic studies at the Sorbonne in Paris.Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy (1951-2015) was professor of Russian at Barnard College.Slava I. Yastremski (1952-2015) was professor of Russian at Bu...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231180810

ISBN - 13:9780231180818

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IntroductionStrolls with PushkinA Journey to the River BlackRemembering Cathy Nepomnyaschchy and Slava YastremskiNotesNotes on the Text

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This translation of Sinyavsky's subversive text achieves the impossible, shocking, entertaining, and beguiling us into a freer, more lively appreciation of the liberating power of language.