My dear friends,
I was so touched by your interest of A.S.Pushkin's poetry and this encourage me to write more about him.
Recently I saw a TV program where one student said that he doesn't understand the big sense of Pushkin's poetry and that the poet wrote in a ridiculously simple way like every child could do. I was shoked by that statement...And even more when I realised that some others students were thinking almost the same.
May be it is a youthful maximalism...
L.Tolstoy said about the great poet:: "His sense of beauty is developed to the highest degree,as no one else has. And the more brighter the inspiration is, the more hard work must be taken for its implementation. Pushkin's poems in reading are so smooth and so simple, and it seems to us that it has poured out in such a form. But we can't see how much work he did to make it looks so easy and smooth..."

Oh, how many of wonderful discoveries
Enlightenment spirit prepares for us
And Experience, the son of difficult errors,
And the Genius, the friend of paradoxes,
And the Case, the God is inventor.


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Comment by Alexandra on December 22, 2010 at 5:38
Thank you dear Yana for your wonderful comment! You are absolutely right, I think the beauty should be done in a simple way. All genious things are SIMPLE:)))
Comment by Yana on December 15, 2010 at 20:12

Nice blog, dear Alexandra, maybe you are right about youthful maximalism... but there are a lot of poeple who are attracted only by what  glitters or sounds pompous and loud. They fail to understand that the most important words that touch the soul are told in a SIMPLE WAY

Comment by Alexandra on November 29, 2010 at 13:54
Thank you Anne! As I see nowadays many of young people all over the world prefer not to read classic books:( Eugen Onegin is a beautiful poem, it's certainly worth to read. I am sure you'll enjoy reading it.
Comment by Alexandra on November 25, 2010 at 19:50
Thank you Tatevik for your comment! Although we live in different countries our interests in literature are the same.
Comment by Anna on November 25, 2010 at 11:17
Great russian poet Pushkin is my favourite russian Poet.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Comment by Alexandra on November 25, 2010 at 9:11
Thank you Anna! This is one of my favourite poem too. I wish someday will learn all "Evgeniy Onegin".
Comment by Alexandra on November 15, 2010 at 18:11
Thank you, Natasha!
Comment by Natasha on November 14, 2010 at 9:03
Hi Alexandra,
It's wonderful you've continued this topic! Now many people from all over the world have learned that there is such a poet. Thanks a lot!
Comment by Alexandra on November 13, 2010 at 17:34
Dear Inga, thank you so much for your comment. What a wonderful picture of Pushkin! He was a cute boy indeed. Yes, it's a pity but nowadays young people prefer another values, sometimes not appropriate ones. In our life with so many advanced technologies we just have no time for reading a book.
Many thanks,
Comment by Rosenmaiden on November 12, 2010 at 12:26
Alexandra, here is the link for congener blog! :-) I'm happy, that we are together! I'm happy, that Puskin consolidate us!
Natasha Yankovskaya's blog post about A.S. Pushkin

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