Pushkin and Byron: Connections in life and work

Alexander Pushkin was greatly influenced by the English Romantic poet

The years 1820-1826 have been called Pushkin's “Byronic period,” and Pushkin himself is sometimes described as the “Russian Byron.” Despite admiring Byron’s talent, Pushkin was quick to find flaws in his later works, observing that “Byron's genius grew pale with advancing years.”

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