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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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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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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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