Alexander Pushkin, 1799-1837 was the influential Russian writer and poet whom many consider to be the greatest Russian writer of all time and the father of modern literature.
THE LITTLE TRAGEDIESRUSSIAN LITERATURE AND THOUGHT
Alexander Pushkin’s four compact plays, later known as The Little Tragedies, were written at the height of the author’s creative powers, and their influence on many Russian and Western writers cannot be overestimated. Yet Western readers are far more familiar with Pushkin’s lyrics, narrative poems, and prose than with his drama. The Little Tragedies have received few translations or scholarly examinations. Setting out to redress this and to reclaim a cornerstone of Pushkin’s work, this is the first thorough critical study of these plays. They examine the historical roots and connective themes of the plays, offer close readings, and track the transformation of the works into other genres.
Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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