Neil Cornwell is Professor Emeritus (Russian and Comparative Literature) at the University of Bristol. Having studied at SSEES (University of London) he taught at the New University of Ulster (Coleraine) and Queen’s University (Belfast). He has translated works by Odoevsky, Mayakovsky, Lermontov and Daniil Kharms. His authored books include The Literary Fantastic (1990) and The Absurd in Literature (2006), as well as works on Odoevsky, Pasternak, Pushkin, James Joyce and Nabokov. He is also the editor of Reference Guide to Russian Literature (1998).
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On his travels through the wild mountainous terrain of the Caucasus, the narrator of A Hero of Our Time chances upon the veteran soldier and storyteller Maxim Maximych, who relates to him the dubious exploits of his former comrade Pechorin. Engaging in various acts of duelling, contraband, abduction…READ MORE >