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Tynyanov, Yury (Translated by Anna Kurkina Rush and Christopher Rush). YOUNG PUSHKIN: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: The Rookery Press/Overlook Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 515 pages. As New/As New.

The author's novel, published posthumously. One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Yury Tynyanov's masterpiece, seventy years after the author's death in 1943. "First published in serial form between 1935 and 1943, it immediately achieved classic status in Russia. Although the author did not live to accomplish his full epic scheme, he did complete the first part, his fictional masterpiece of Pushkin's early years. In a blend of encyclopedic knowledge and creative imagination, Tynyanov thrillingly brings early nineteenth-century Russia to life, Napoleonic invasion, rapid political change, and a gallery of fascinating characters, including Pushkin's unusual family with its African blood stemming from his great-grandfather Abram Hannibal. At the center of it all is the young Pushkin, explosive, unpredictable, totally absorbed, constantly scribbling verses, consorting with women twice his age, and living it up in the capital with hussars and actresses before being exiled for his reckless liberal verse. Tynyanov's novel not only captures Pushkin's impulsive, swift genius, but also deftly foreshadows his place in Russian history. Includes Notes, Family Tree, and a selection of Pushkin's early poems" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Alexander Pushkin and Yury Tynyanov collectors. This title is a modern classic. This is one of very few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Almost all other copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A very scarce copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time on one of the greatest writers of all time. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1585679623. $70.00

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