Strolls with Pushkin by Andrei Sinyavsky

Strolls with Pushkin

byAndrei SinyavskyTranslated byCatharine Nepomnyashchy, Slava Yastremski

Paperback | December 6, 2016

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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."

About The Author

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...

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Title:Strolls with PushkinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0 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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Given its title, Sinyavsky's work is appropriately rambling and easygoing, but also brilliantly iconoclastic about this most iconic of Russian writers.