Paul Debreczeny (1932–2008) was Professor Emeritus of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and President of the North American Pushkin Society. He wrote extensively on Pushkin and other greats of Russian literature and translated Pushkin’s complete prose fiction into English.
BOOKS BY THIS TRANSLATOR
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories
This collection of Pushkin’s stories begins with ‘The Queen of Spades’, perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature. The young Hermann, while watching some friends gambling, hears a rumour of how an officer’s grandmother is always able to predict the three winning cards in a game….READ MORE >
The Captain’s Daughter and A History of Pugachov
Set during the Pugachov rebellion against Catherine the Great, The Captain’s Daughter was Pushkin’s only completed novel and remains one of his most popular works. The inexperienced and impetuous young nobleman Pyotr Grinyev is sent on military service to a remote fortress, where he falls in love wi…READ MORE >