Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (1814 - 1841 / Russia)
Lermontov was born in Moscow on 15th October 1814 to a retired army captain and his wife. At the age of three Lermotov's mother died and he was sent to live with his grandmother on her estate in Penzenskaya province. Here, the natural and at times exotic beauty of the area formed a lasting impression on him, as did the customs and ceremonies of the time and the stories, legends and folk songs that he heard.
In 1827 he moved with his grandmother to Moscow and attended boarding school. There he began to write poetry and study painting. Lermontov, like many other young writers at the time, was influenced heavily by English poet Lord Byron, as was shown by his first two poems ... more »
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- A Prayer
- A Song
- Bored And Sad
- Cradle Song Of The Cossack Mother
- Forever you, the unwashed Russia!
- From Demon
- Heaven And The Stars
- I Go Out On The Road Alone
- In High Noon's Heat
- Like An Evil Spirit
- Native Land
- No, I'm not Byron; I am, yet