The Dissolute Part of Russian Poet, Alexander Pushkin, as Revealed in "Eugene Onegin"

Published January 21, 2022 1,470 Views
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In Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin," the dissolute cynic Onegin kills his young poet friend Lensky in a duel. This, I argue, is a metaphor for how the dissolute part of Pushkin ended up killing his own poetic genius.