New edition of Pushkin's Secret Journal released

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The 25th anniversary edition of one of the most scandalous books in Russian literature has been published: Alexander S. Pushkin Secret Journal 1836-1837

The 25th anniversary edition of one of the most scandalous books in Russian literature has been published: Alexander S. Pushkin Secret Journal 1836-1837.

The famous Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), fatally wounded in a duel by his brother-in-law and rival, left a secret, ciphered journal, which was recently discovered and smuggled out of the USSR.

There has been a lot of speculation and mystery surrounding this journal. According to legend, Pushkin's will stipulated that the journal not be published until 100 years after his death. Some people claimed that the Journal never existed at all.

The hero of the work, Alexander Pushkin, presents in an encapsulated form his various sexual relations, his complex thoughts on life, the nature of sin, love, and creativity, as well as the complicated path that led him to his tragic end.

The Secret Journal has incited and continues to incite the most contradictory responses reflected in three volumes of Parapushkinistika. Now published in 25 countries, the Secret Journal deserves to be placed among the most scandalous works of Russian literature. Find out more at Mipco.com.

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