Ana Vasilie’s Eugene Onegin is hysterical, bold, and just dashing. A writer’s writer as well as a womanizer, Onegin memorized all of Pushkin’s poems, of course. I hope you’ll laugh out loud alongside this delightful selection of poems in translation.
Author & Translator Biography
Alexander Pushkin was a 19th century Russian poet who made many contributions to the Romanic era of writing. He is considered to be the greatest Russian Poet and perhaps the founder of the modern Russian language. One of his most famous novels is Eugene Onegin, a novel written in verse. The story follows the misadventures of Onegin as he tries to maneuver love and ambition.
Ana Vasilie is a writer and translator from Moscow and Manhattan. She holds a BA from Cornell University and an MFA from Columbia University and is currently an assistant teacher at CUNY. She writes coming of age stories with humor and translates Russian classics with jest.