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Geroj nasego vremeni
Mikhail Lermontov
publisher: , 1840

translated as:
A Hero of Our Time
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1992
translation: Vladimir / Vladimir Nabokov

refered to by:
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky

The Outsider
Albert Camus


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The first example of the psychological novel in Russia, A Hero of Our Time influenced TolstoyDostoyevsky, and Chekhov, and other great nineteenth-century masters that followed. Its hero, Pechorin, is href="person.php?ID=683&lan=uk')">Byronic in his wasted gifts, his cynicism, and his desire for any kind of action-good or ill-that will stave off boredom. Outraging many critics when it was first published in 1840, A Hero of Our Time follows Pechorin as he embarks on an exciting adventure involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers.

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A Hero of Our Time
1840
Lermontov's only novel examines a weary and cynical man trapped in the futility of his age.
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