Pushkin's masterpieces in prose, in sparkling new translations by the award-winning Pevear and Volokhonsky. The father of Russian literature, Pushkin is beloved not only for his poetry but also for his brilliant stories, which range from dramatic narratives of love, obsession and betrayal to lively comic tales, and from satirical epistolary tales to imaginative historical fiction. This volume includes all Pushkin's prose in brilliant new translations, including his masterpieces 'The Queen of Spades', 'The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin' and the short novel 'The Captain's Daughter', which has been called the most perfect book in Russian literature.
A superb gathering of writings by the short-lived Alexander Pushkin ... Pevear and his longtime partner Volokhonsky render Pushkin's words in an easy, conversational tone that is very far from the fustiness of the Constance Garnett renderings of old ... A long overdue collection that speaks truly and well to Pushkin's brilliance as a prose stylist as well as observer of the world Kirkus Reviews
Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin, geb. 1799 in Moskau als Spross eines alten Adelsgeschlechts, wurde wegen seiner politischen Lyrik 1820 nach Südrussland strafversetzt und später auf das mütterliche Gut verbannt. Er starb 1837 an den Folgen eines Duells.