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A Hero of Our Time
by Mikhail Lermontov

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Lermontov's Byronic hero, Grigoy Alexandrovich Pechorin, is an aristocratic officer in the Caucasus Mountains. Both sensitive and cynical, Pechorin seduces women, ends friendships, and ultimately finds himself alienated from those he should hold dear. Initially published in 1840, this celebrated and influential work of Russian literature was translated from Russian to English by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov in 1958, and Paul Foote in 1966.

 

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Future Book Group Meetings

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World Literature
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World Literature
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Dec 4 - 6:30pm

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A Manual for Cleaning Women
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