Michael Wachtel is professor of Slavic languages and literature at Princeton University. He is author of Russian Symbolism and Literary Tradition: Goethe, Novalis, and the Poetics of Vyacheslav Ivanov (University of Wisconsin Press); The Development of Russian Verse: Meter and Its Meaning; and The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry.
"A superb work that will make the life of everyone reading and
studying Pushkin far easier. This commentary is a considerable
scholarly achievement and public service."--Irina Reyfman, Columbia
"This concise commentary to Pushkin's poetry--the first in the English language--is an indispensable tool for any student of Russian letters and a veritable trove for a comparativist."--Sergei Davydov, Middlebury College