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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.

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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.

"I drink to our ruined house, to the dolor of my life, to our loneliness together; and to you I raise my glass, to lying lips that have betrayed us, to dead-cold pitiless eyes, and to the hard realities; that the world is brutal and coarse, that God, in fact, has not saved us." -- The Last Toast, Anna Ahkmatova

Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian literature.

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.

"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

"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."

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 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.

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