The main character is Pechorin, one of the first European characters of contradiction that is divided between being tired of pleasures but still unable to love and settle down. He thinks that happiness does not exist for him. He is a Byronic hero. They became friends and told each other different life stories, and he mentioned his friend, the unusual Pechorin.
And now Childe Harold was sore sick at heart, And from his fellow bacchanals would flee; 'Tis said, at times the sullen tear would start, But pride congealed the drop within his e'e Mikhail Lermontov was only 26 years old when he was killed in a duel.
Same fate as another Russian genius, Alexander Pushkin, to whom he dedicated his poem "Death of the Poet": And thus he died - for vengeance vainly thir And now Childe Harold was sore sick at heart, And from his fellow bacchanals would flee; 'Tis said, at times the sullen tear would start, But pride congealed the drop within his e'e Lermontov's poetry and prose are equally superb.
At such a young age, he became one of the most important Russian writers of all time.
And another favorite of mine. That was a nice surprise, because I honestly did not have high hopes for this book. I am not sure why. I did not expect such a beautiful and evocative writing, powerful enough to fill my heart with delight and break it, at the same time.
Little I knew that Lermontov himself was kind of the personification of the Byronic hero, like the main character of this book, Pechorin, a man made of flesh, bones, arrogance, cynicism and melancholy.
A captive of his own pessimism and that familiar feeling of emptiness and perpetual loss. A victim of the world. Yes, such has been my lot from very childhood! All have read upon my countenance the marks of bad qualities, which were not existent; but they were assumed to exist—and they were born.
I was modest—I was accused of slyness: I profoundly felt both good and evil—no one caressed me, all insulted me: I was gloomy—other children merry and talkative; I felt myself higher than they—I was rated lower: I was prepared to love the whole world—no one understood me: I learned to hate.
My colourless youth flowed by in conflict with myself and the world; fearing ridicule, I buried my best feelings in the depths of my heart, and there they died. I spoke the truth—I was not believed: I began to deceive. I'm not quite sure about that. Pechorin clearly thought that was his case.
He was ready to love and the world taught him to hate. This book is not a novel per se; it is divided into five novellas "Bela", "Maxim Maximovich", and three extracts from Pechorin's diary—simply brilliant. The first part serves as an introduction to Pechorin's character.
A young officer and Captain Maximovich started talking about the latter's peculiar friend, Pechorin, whom he had met in the Caucases. This young man had met a beautiful princess named Bela that soon became his next challenge. Bela's brother, Azamat, a whiny, obnoxious teenager, really wanted somebody else's horse.
And Pechorin offered his assistance in exchange for Bela. Yes, a woman for a horse.
So the little brat kidnapped his own sister and then he got his beloved horse. By that time, I was a bit bored.A Hero of Our Time is a classic work of Russian literature written by Mikhail Lermontov and published in It exemplifies the “superfluous man” trope common in later literature in which a person of great talent and genius is unable to express these talents healthily due to societal circumstances of some kind.
A Hero of Our Time is a novel, but can be more aptly described as a Preface, five short stories, and a Foreword placed between the second and third short stories. The five short stories center on Pechorin, a young Russian officer serving in the Caucasus.
Below are quick summaries of each of the sections in the novel. Lermontov's partially autobiographical novel A Hero of Our Time (, tr. , , ) consists of five tales describing aspects of the life of Pechorin, a disenchanted, bored, and doomed young nobleman. The novel is considered a pioneering classic of Russian psychological realism.
Mar 11, · Mikhail Yurevich LERMONTOV ( - ), translated by Marr MURRAY (-) and J. H. WISDOM (-) One of the iconic characters of all Russian literature, Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is the. "The Fatalist" is a short story told by a personage from Mikhail Lermontov’s novel A Hero of Our Time.
His name is Pechorin. Set in Poland, the young narrator, Pechorin, a teacher of Hebrew at. A Hero of Our Time (Russian: Герой нашего времени, Geroy nashevo vremeni) is a novel by Mikhail Lermontov, written in , published in , and revised in It is an example of the superfluous man novel, noted for its compelling Byronic hero (or antihero) Pechorin and for the beautiful descriptions of the timberdesignmag.comher: Iliya Glazunov & Co (Russian: Типография Ильи Глазунова и Ко).