Posts Tagged ‘Tyutchev’

  1. Tyutchev and Turgenev in their late 40s


    August 3, 2017 by AK

    Tyutchev (1803-1873) wrote this poem in July 1850, at 46, possibly still in the grip of depression but already on the brink of a new life (which would end in a series of disasters in 1864-5). I thought of it while translating Potugin’s monologue yesterday: Don’t reason, don’t bother: Madness teaches, stupidity judges. Treat the …
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  2. Tyutchev at 25


    February 15, 2006 by AK

    Fyodor Tyutchev is customarily ranked half a notch below Pushkin and Lermontov in the Russian literary tradition — along with Afanasy Fet (Foeth), the last of the Golden Age of Russian poetry. Ask the wise, and you may hear that Tyutchev was a great mind taking the line from Pascal, which I do not doubt. …
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