Pushkin’s “Boldin Autumn” is, perhaps, one of those periods when creativity from the great Russian genius flowed like a river. Alexander Sergeyevich was just preparing for the wedding with Natalia Goncharova, but after the engagement, which took place in the spring of 1830, there were some financial difficulties to solve them, the man went to Boldino. He went to the village on August 31, 1830, and planned to stay there no longer than a week, after which he returned to the bride, but fate decided otherwise. During his stay in Boldino, the cholera epidemic began and, because of the established quarantine, the writer could not return, not to Moscow, but even to Petersburg.
“Boldin Autumn” Pushkin gave the world a lot of interesting and talented works, both
Alexander Sergeyevich usually woke up at 6 am, took an ice shower, drank coffee and lay on the bed writing prose and poetry. And he did it so quickly, as if he did not compose his own works, but wrote down dictation. The writer himself was glad of such a creative mood and, not losing a single free minute, created masterpieces of Russian classics. “Pushkin’s Boldin Autumn” proved to be very productive, for all the time in the village the writer managed to create three dozen poems, write one story in octaves, 5 novels in prose, several small tragedies, and the last two chapters of Eugene Onegin. In addition, there were many unfinished works.
Genre versatility is what distinguishes the “Boldin Autumn” of Pushkin. Poems written in this period can be divided into two categories: memories of the
In addition to poetic works, it should be noted stories written in prose. In Boldin, Pushkin wrote Belkin’s Tale, which helped him to establish himself not only as a poet, but also as a prose writer. These works were given to the writer especially easily and at ease, he created them with high spirits and an unprecedented passion. Alexander Sergeevich published his novel not under his own name. In them he introduced a lot of mild irony, observation and humanity.
“Boldin Autumn” by Pushkin is not only the most intense and bright page in the work of the great writer, but also an example of an inexplicable creative upsurge. Alexander Sergeyevich almost the only one in the world for such a short period of time created a huge number of brilliant works.