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Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.  Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow.

"Fiction-writing in Russia has always been serious business. In a society without freedom, the great writers were the truth-tellers, the voice of the voiceless, and the conscience of a nation—“a second government,” as Alexander Solzhenitsyn once put it. Each of the ten works of fiction below is an acknowledged classic of Russian literature."

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

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A colorful nine-volume set of classic works by Russia’s most celebrated writers with custom jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books.

Russian Literature Classics Books Sets

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, translators)

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Anton Chekhov with Leo Tolstoy, 1900 two great authors, I met Leo Tolstoy's grand son one night and he told me how his grandfather was a rounder and hung out with gypsies and prostitutes when he was younger.

Read this so long ago. It's best digested with some knowledge of pre-Soviet Russian culture and history.

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[ Doctor Zhivago ] Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago Extract: It seemed as if these tear-drenched words clung together of thems.

Alexander Pushkin, the poet and founder of modern Russian literature, was ashamed of his black roots. A paranoid genius, he believed he was unattractive. His self-doubt and feeling of having a tainted ancestry contributed to his inability to accept that his beautiful wife, Natalya, was a faithful companion. The haunted poet expressed his conflicted emotions in an unfinished work, "The Negro of Peter the Great."

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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin - a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.

A set of classic works by Russia’s most celebrated writers—from Dostoevsky to Tolstoy and...

Russian Literature Book Set

A colorful nine-volume set of classic works by Russia’s most celebrated writers with custom jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books.

Gogol gave Russian literature its' own identity Gogol's Taras Bulba (1842) is a milestone in Russian literature. If Pushkin provided a language and inspiration for future Russian writers,…

Gogol’s Taras Bulba – a milestone

Gogol gave Russian literature its& own identity Gogol& Taras Bulba is a milestone in Russian literature. If Pushkin provided a language and inspiration for future Russian writers,…

An Anthology of Russian Literature

An Anthology Of Russian Literature From Earliest Writings To Modern Fiction: Introduction To A Culture

The only book over 500 pages long ever to repeat on the group's list.

The Hardcover of the The Brothers Karamazov (Pevear / Volokhonsky translation) (Everyman's Library) by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A History of Old Russian Literature by Vladimir Kuskov

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