Pushkin “Boldin Autumn”

Pushkin “Boldin Autumn”

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

in prose and in verse. The village beneficially influenced Alexander Sergeyevich, he liked privacy, clean air, beautiful nature. In addition, no one interfered with him, so the writer worked from early morning until night, until the muse left him. “Boldin Autumn” in Pushkin’s life is considered the most vivid period of his work. It was in the village that he discovered in many genres and created the maximum number of works for a short period of time (in Boldino he spent about 3 months).

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

past and the present’s impressions. There are love elegy (“Spell”), a description of nature (“Autumn”), political and philosophical works (“The Hero”, “My Pedigree”), genre paintings (“Demons”), epigrams (“It’s not a trouble… “). It was in the autumn of 1830 that Alexander Sergeyevich created his best lyrical masterpieces.

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.


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Pushkin “Boldin Autumn”