RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 714896056 LA English UL http://site.ebrary.com/id/10464211 T1 Eugene Onegin : a novel in verse A1 Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich,, Falen, James E.,, PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 1995 SN 9780191587375 0191587370 AB Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in imperial Russia during the 1820s, Pushkin's novel in verse follows the emotions and destiny of three men - Onegin the bored fop, Lensky the minor elegiast, and a stylized Pushkin himself - and the fates and affections of three women - Tatyana the provincial beauty, her sister Olga, and Pushkin's mercurial Muse. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it also portrays a large cast of other characters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein. Eugene Onegin was Pushkin's own favourite work, and it shows him attempting to transform himself from romantic poet into realistic novelist. This new translation seeks to retain both the literal sense and the poetic music of the original, and capture the poem's spontaneity and wit. The introduction examines several ways of reading the novel, and the text is richly annotated.