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Posts Tagged: Pushkin

My Kyiv

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It’s funny what ends up feeling like home.

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George Carlin versus Vladimir Putin

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The New Yorker pulled this from Pushkin’s “The Wagon of Life;” it contains swearing: At dawn we jump inside the wagon. Happy to break our necks like glass, We scorn life’s hedonistic languor, And yell “Man, fuck it! Just haul ass!” It’s not by accident they chose this particular passage. Swearing is close to the […]

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“The Czar and the Poet”

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When the people followed the Communists at the beginning of the twentieth century, they gave up Christ, but they found it impossible, as the revolutionary poets exhorted them, “to throw Pushkin overboard the steamboat of modernity.” Prominent Russian writer Mikhail Shishkin has an essay up at The New Republic, translated from Russian, about the fundamental conflicts […]

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