Aleksandr Pushkin | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Simon Karlinsky

This literature criticism consists of approximately 32 pages of analysis & critique of Aleksandr Pushkin.
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Critical Essay by Simon Karlinsky

SOURCE: "Pushkin and Neoclassical Drama," in Russian Drama from Its Beginnings to the Age of Pushkin, University of California Press, 1985, pp. 312-38.

In the following essay, Karlinsky characterizes Pushkin's works as "the culmination of Russian eighteenth-century neoclassicism."

"Pushkin is our first classicist and romanticist, which makes him a realist." … (The latter definition depends upon the epoch, and also the temperament of the commentator.)

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It has been the fate of many a great Russian writer to acquire in Western countries an image that is the very opposite of what he has actually stood for and believed. Ultraconservatives, such as Gogol and the mature Dostoevsky, are venerated as fearless indicters of tsarist tyranny. The humanitarian activist Anton Chekhov, with his wide-ranging program of social betterment and environmental concern, is seen as a gloomy prophet...

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