Aleksandr Pushkin: Dubrovsky (1093 words)


Pushkin worked on his unfinished historical novel Dubrovskii [Dubrovsky] between October 1832 and February 1833. Pushkin’s prose style is clear, clean and succinct; he himself wrote that “Precision and brevity are the most important qualities of prose. Prose demands thoughts and more thoughts – without thoughts, dazzling expressions serve no purpose.” Dubrovsky, however, is so very simply and concisely written that it is easy for the reader to lose sight of its fundamental seriousness. Like The Captain’s Daughter, it is an account of a seemingly inevitable conflict and a plea for the importance of reconciliation.

The Dubrovskys are in some respects modelled on Pushkin&…

Citation: Chandler, Robert. "Dubrovsky". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 May 2019 [, accessed 23 June 2021.]

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