One of the most popular and memorable verses from Russian poetry, known absolutely to anyone from nursery. Now part of our new series of the complete works of Pushkin.
Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was a dramatist and poet, penning such influential works as Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov. He is now considered the father of modern Russian literature.
He managed what is almost unmanageable: to offer parody and enchantment at the same time -- Colm Toibin