Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov October 15 1814 – July 27 1841), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", became the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837. Lermontov is considered the supreme poet of Russian literature alongside Pushkin and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also through his prose, which founded the tradition of the Russian psychological novel.
Lermontov was born in Moscow into a respectable noble family of the Tula guberniya, and grew up on the Tarkhany estate in the village ... more »
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- From Goethe
- The Angel
- Death Of the Poet
- I Come Out To the Path...
- The Grave Of Ossian
- Forever You, The Unwashed Russia!
- The First Of January
- The Dream
- Don't Trust In Self...
- The Dagger
- The Cross On the Rock
- The Captive Knight
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''Beneath the azure current floweth;Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841), Russian poet. A Sail, st. 3 (written 1832, published 1841), trans. by C.M. Bowra (1943).
Above, the golden sunlight glows.
Rebellious, the storm it wooeth,
As if the storms could give repose.''
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