Yuri TynianovJan 13, 2022
Küchlya, Decembrist Poet
Translated by Anna Kurkina Rush, Peter France, and Christopher Rush
Cherry Orchard Books 2021
Küchlya (1925), the first novel of the great Russian formalist Yury Tynyanov gives us a vividly written and moving recreation of the childhood, youth, beliefs and adventures of an eccentric and idealistic young poet and friend of Pushkin, tragically caught up in the Decembrist insurrection of 1825 against the Russian autocracy.
Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University.