Alexander Pushkin

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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин, June 6 1799 – February 10 1837 was a Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet[1][2][3][4] and the founder of modern Russian literature.[5][6] Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers.

[edit] References

  1. Short biography from University of Virginia, retrieved on 24 November 2006.
  2. Allan Reid, "Russia's Greatest Poet/Scoundrel", retrieved on 2 September 2006.
  3. BBC News, 5 June 1999, "Pushkin fever sweeps Russia", retrieved 1 September 2006.
  4. BBC News, 10 June 2003, "Biographer wins rich book price", retrieved 1 September 2006.
  5. Biography of Pushkin at the Russian Literary Institute "Pushkin House", retrieved 1 September 2006.
  6. Maxim Gorky, "Pushkin, An Appraisal", retrieved 1 September 2006


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