Puchkin Alexandre Pouchkine | Alexander Pushkin | Александр Сергеевич Пушкин

Alexander Pushkin was born in Moscow in 1799. He was a poet, a novelist and a playwright, open to Romantic influence, but totally free in his formal and thematic choices. He was the first to liberate Russian literature from its dependency on European norms. His precocious poetic talent was acknowledged by the leading poets of his time as early as in 1814 and quickly gained universal admiration. He was killed in 1837 in a duel, leaving an exceptionally varied and rich corpus of writing.