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Author Vickery, Walter N., 1921-1995, author.

Title Pushkin : death of a poet / Walter N. Vickery
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1968]


Description 1 online resource (146 pages) portraits
Summary Pushkin: Death of a Poet is a careful appraisal of the available facts, casting doubt on many sidely circulated theories concerning Pushkin's death. Sifting the evidence from contemporary letters, diaries, and other sources, the author examines Pushkin's motives: his intense envy of his wife's popularity; his own social discomfort and failure; his humiliating obligation to the Tsar; his growing artistic sterility. He recreates the personalities of the central figures in the story and explores the tangled web of events which preceded the duel and the desperate last-minute efforts by friends of both Pushkin and d'Anthés to prevent their meeting. A vivid account of the duel itself and its tragic aftermath concludes this engrossing study of a perplexing chapter in literary history
Analysis History of specific lands
Bibliography "Bibliographical note": pages 131-133. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 134-143)
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Subject Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837 -- Death and burial
Anthès-Heeckeren, Georges Charles d', Baron, 1812-1895.
Puškin Aleksandr S
Anthès-Heeckeren, Georges Charles d', Baron, 1812-1895
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837
Puškin, Aleksandr S.
Poets, Russian -- 19th century -- Biography
History of other lands.
Death and burial of a person
Poets, Russian
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253060976