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Young Pushkin

by Yuri Tynyanov, translated by Anna Kurkina Rush and Christopher Rush

English readers for the first time have access to this wonderful piece of historical fiction by Yury Tynyanov (1894-1943). First published in the 1930s and 1940s in serial form, this is a beloved biography of Russia’s greatest poet in novel form. Bursting with a vast array of characters and buzzing with historical detail, this is a vibrant view of the Golden Age of Russian literature, with young Sasha Pushkin, the impetuous genius, whirling at its center.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: July/Aug 2008