Eugene Onegin p.2 by Pushkin
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This week, Matt and Cameron dive into one of the greatest duels in all of Russian literature* in Part 2 of Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. We’ll be examining the particulars of dueling etiquette of the era as well as Pushkin’s relationship to his contemporary poets - it’s always exciting in the 19th Century, babey. Grab your finest winter-time wine and tune in!
* According to Matt, anyway.
Major themes: Pushkin teaches us PUA, Dueling etiquette, “Russian to the core”
06:54 - *200 years ago
40:17 - Vasily Zhukovsky
44:47 - Writing Fear: Russian Realism and the Gothic by Dr. Katherine Bowers