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How old was Tatiana during the main events of "Eugene Onegin"?

Some parts of the text suggest she was thirteen ... I found this article, which summarises an analysis by Russian sexologist A. Kotrovsky and columnist E. Tchernych and concludes that Tatiana was ...
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When or where did Gustave Flaubert say that Alexander Pushkin's work was "dull"?

Thanks to CDR's answer I was able to find the original source. It is the article Воспоминанія объ И. С. Тургеневѣ (Recollections of I.S. Turgenev) by Nikolaj Vasil'evič Berg, in issue 14 of the ...
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When or where did Gustave Flaubert say that Alexander Pushkin's work was "dull"?

Early sources such as this 1896 biography cite "Istorič. Věstník 1883 p. 376" by one Prof. M. Berg. as their source for this anecdote, but they don't specify that Flaubert made the remark, ...
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Did Pushkin ever deliberately copy the style of anyone else?

There are some examples. Early Pushkin was heavily influenced by Andre Chénier and tried to master his style through translation (here and elsewhere computer translation with my editing): The first ...
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How many people did Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin kill in duels before d'Anthès stopped him?

Pushkin didn't kill (or even wound) anybody in duels before he was killed in one. There is a full list of Alexander Pushkin's duels in Rina Tim's article Alexander Pushkin’s Duels. There were 26 of ...
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When or where did Gustave Flaubert say that Alexander Pushkin's work was "dull"?

The earliest occurrence of this phrase that I was able to find attributed to Flaubert is in the foreword to Emile Haumant’s study of Pushkin: Nous savons de Pouchkine, par Mickiéwicz, qu’il tourne «...
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When or where did Gustave Flaubert say that Alexander Pushkin's work was "dull"?

This is something that has been repeated at least since Émile Haumant wrote the following in the preface of his Poushkine (1911): « Il est plat, votre poète ! » disait Flaubert à Tourguénief qui le ...
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Which literary movement do Pushkin's Little Tragedies belong to?

It seems that authors find elements of both realism and romanticism in Little Tragedies. The Pushkin Handbook (2005) explains that Soviet authors overstated a case for realism for ideological reasons: ...
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How old was Tatiana during the main events of "Eugene Onegin"?

It was Tatyana's nanya, who said that she was forced to marry at 13 and her husband was even younger. Nanya was a serf. Vladimir, Tatiana, and Olga grew up playing together, and Lenskiy constantly ...
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Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, the “lost” chapter 10

The Princeton University Press website says that Nabokov included the remaining fragments of chapter 10 in his commentary on his translation of Eugene Onegin. This commentary was part of the first ...
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