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A Week in Literary History

June 6th, 2002

In 1799, Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin (Eugene Onegin, 1823-31) is born in Moscow.

Alexandr Pushkin, b. June 6, 1799, d. 1832

Pushkin is universally credited with being the father of Russian literature because he originated the subtle level of the Russian language and increased its vocabulary. Hailed by all Russian writers as the greatest of Russian poets, he was also a prolific dramatist and the author of the greatest novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. His early death of a dueling wound deprived literature of one its giants.

Suggested Reading Poetry Ruslan and Ludmila, 1820. Prisoner of the Caucasus, 1821. The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, 1823. The Bronze Horseman, 1833. The Tale of the Golden Cockerel, 1834. Verse novel Eugene Onegin, 1825-32. Drama Boris Godunov, 1825. The Stone Guest, 1830. Mozart and Salieri, 1830. Short stories The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin, 1831. The Queen of Spades, 1834.

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