Pushkin, Vasilii

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Pushkin, Vasilii L’vovich


Born Apr. 27 (May 8), 1770, in Moscow; died there Aug. 20 (Sept. 1), 1830. Russian poet. Uncle of A. S. Pushkin.

V. L. Pushkin began publishing in 1793. In 1822 his collection Poems appeared. Pushkin was a follower of N. M. Karamzin and I.I. Dmitriev, and a member of Arzamas (from 1816). He wrote elegies, romances, songs, and album verses in a sentimentalist vein, as well as fables and epigrams. His poem A Dangerous Neighbor (1811) realistically depicted the mores of the Moscow nobility. He was one of the first to notice the talent of A. S. Pushkin.


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