An excerpt from Wilson's tragedy
The City of the Plague
A street. A table laid for a feast.
Several men and women celebrants.
Most honored Chairman! I would speak
Of one whose memory we revere,
A man whose jests and comic tales,
Whose pointed wit and observations,
So caustic with their mocking air,
Enlivened many past occasions
And drove away the gloom with which
Our guest, the Plague, has now infected
So many of our brightest minds.
But two days since we hailed with mirth
Those tales of his, and so tonight,
Amid our feast, let’s not forget
Our Jackson now. Here stands his chair,
The empty seat as if awaiting
That merry man—but now he’s gone
To lie beneath the chilly earth…
Although his vivid voice remains,
Unsilenced yet within the grave;
But we are many still alive
And have tonight no cause to grieve.
So I propose for Jackson’s sake
A ringing toast and shouts of cheer,
As if he lived.
По существу, сложность пушкинских произведений проявляет себя не только в глубине смысла, но и в том их специфическом свойстве, что для понимания этого смысла приходится совершать предварительную реконструкцию “поверхностного слоя,” который в других случаях дан в тексте непосредственно.… Read More
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This fall, from September 24 to September 30, there was a conference at Mikhailovskoe on Pushkin and Shakespeare. It was sponsored by St. Petersburg University and the group Piligrim.
The conference announcement suggested various intriguing panel titles, including: “History in… Read More
The Pushkin Club was established in 1953 by Maria Kullman and her brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Militsa Zernov, at 24 Kensington Park Gardes as a non-profit-making house for students and academics of all nationalities. In addition to providing lodgings,… Read More
During a visit to Russia, Mark Sconce and his wife Nancy Bounds heard so much about Pushkin’s life and were so impressed by performances of is works that on their return home they decided to arrange a program commemorating the… Read More
The bibliography includes monographs and articles published either in journals or as chapters of collected essays or individual works. A broad cultural approach was taken, hence the inclusion of Pushkin's works as they relate to music. Also, a… Read More
In this volume, Sona Hoisington has gathered together and carefully translated critical essays written by prominent critics… Read More