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Alexander Pushkin

(1799—1837)

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Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid  

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(1949– ),British poet, born in Hong Kong, educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where Craig Raine was his tutor. In 1991 he was appointed to an editorial position with Faber and ...
D. M. Thomas

D. M. Thomas  

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(1935– ),poet, novelist, and translator. His work has been enriched by his familiarity with Russian literature, and his translations include two volumes of the poems of Akhmatova (1976, 1979) and ...
Don Juan

Don Juan  

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According to a Spanish story apparently first dramatized by Gabriel Téllez (who wrote under the name ‘Tirso da Molina’) in El burlador de Sevilla, and subsequently by Molière in Le Festin de pierre ...
Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac  

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(b Toulouse, 22 Oct. 1882; d London, 25 May 1953).French-born illustrator, designer, painter, and sculptor who settled in England in 1905 and became a British citizen in 1912. Dulac is best known as ...
Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein  

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(1930– ),novelist, poet, and translator, born in Bootle, Lancashire and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her novels, which include The Circle (1970), Children of the Rose (1975), and The ...
Ivan Bilibin

Ivan Bilibin  

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 (1876–1942) Russian graphic artist, painter, and theatre designer.He studied at the Academy in St Petersburg under Repin, joined and then exhibited with the World of Art movement (1900–1917). His ...
oriental fairy tales

oriental fairy tales  

Things oriental since time immemorial have constituted a source of inspiration for Western imagination and creativity. Geographically, the East is not only the direction of sunrise (‘ex oriente ...
Prince Petr Andreevich Viazemsky

Prince Petr Andreevich Viazemsky  

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(1792–1878)Russian poet, critic, and memoirist, born in Moscow to a Russian aristocrat and an Irish mother (née O'Reilly). An intimate friend of Aleksandr Pushkin, he himself wrote elegant, witty ...
Pushkin

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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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2006
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Literature
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Despite his early death, Aleksandr Pushkin left a prolific literary legacy: over 800 lyric poems, a dozen narrative poems (culminating

Pushkin, Alexander

Pushkin, Alexander (1799–1837)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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In his versified fairy tales he used some common plots, as in The Tale of the Dead Princess and the

Pushkin, Alexander

Pushkin, Alexander   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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(1799–1837), Russian national poet, also considered a major children's writer because of his fairy tales, which have been

Russia and the former Soviet Union

Russia and the former Soviet Union  

Preceded by many other English writers, Shakespeare arrived late in Russia, giving little indication of the vast ocean of future commentary. His popularity and reputation in the Russian empire and ...
Russian novel

Russian novel  

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The first Russian novels were adaptations of Western European 18th-century works such as the epistolary novel The Letters of Ernest and Doravra (1766) by Fedor Emin (c.1735–1770), based on Rousseau's ...
Slavic mythology

Slavic mythology  

Indo-European people known collectively as Slavs, speaking proto-Slavic, were active in central and eastern Europe at least as early as 800 b.c.e. By the tenth century c.e. a long process ...
Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth  

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(1952– ),poet, novelist, short‐story and travel writer, born in India and educated at Corpus Christi, Oxford, Stanford University, and Nanjing University, China. Early works included collections of ...

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