Alexander Pushkin Long Fiction Analysis
Alexander Pushkin’s three major works, Eugene Onegin, Dubrovsky, and The Captain’s Daughter, reflect many dimensions of his literary achievement. They show his ability to adapt Western genres to a Russian context; they demonstrate his stylistic mastery that is simultaneously economical and rich. Finally, in their emotional variety, they chart Pushkin’s attempts to reconcile himself to czarist society and politics.
Each of these three works owes a literary debt. Eugene Onegin, a novel in verse, takes its inspiration from Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812-1818) and Don Juan (1819-1824) but tempers their exuberance with characterization and scene...
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