scholars say that Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin singlehandedly
created modern Russian literature. Others say that his work
is more adored there than that of Shakespeare is here. Whichever
it is, his work tackles everything: from the ennui of an aristocratic
life to the simple joys of the common people of his beloved
All the works are in translation, and translators' initials
are after each piece. For source information, see the bibliography.
October 2005 I redesigned the front page.