Golden Age of Russian Poetry (or Age of Pushkin) is the name traditionally applied by philologists to the first half of the 19th century.[1] The most significant Russian poet Pushkin (in Nabokov's words, the greatest poet this world was blessed with since the time of Shakespeare[2]) and other famous poets worked during this time. Mikhail Lermontov and Fyodor Tyutchev are generally regarded as two most important Romantic poets after Pushkin.[3] Other poets include Pyotr Vyazemsky, Anton Delvig, Kondraty Ryleyev. The best-regarded of Pushkin's precursor Vasily Zhukovsky and Konstantin Batyushkov may be also included. Pushkin himself, however, considered Evgeny Baratynsky to be the finest poet of his day.[citation needed]



  1. ^ John, Gary (2009-08-07). "LESSON 4 The Golden Age: Aleksandr Pushkin". Department of Slavic and Central Asian Languages , University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
  2. ^ Boyd, Brian (2011). Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 203. ISBN 978-0231158565.
  3. ^ Nabokov, Vladimir (1944). Three Russian Poets: Selections from Pushkin, Lermontov, and Tyutchev. New York: Norfolk: New Directions.

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