Russian Poetry and Dinner Oct. 12

October 4th, 2006 by Adam

The Society for Scholarly Dialogue of Plymouth State University will be sponsoring a dinner and talk, “An Evening of Russian Poetry,” Thursday, October 12, at the Robert Frost House on the PSU campus. The speaker will be Dr. Natalya Vinogradova, who will give an introduction to the “golden age” of Russian poetry, with an emphasis on the work of two of its most brilliant writers, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin (1799 – 1837) and Mikhail Jur’evich Lermontov (1814 – 1841). There will be historical and critical comments offered on the poetry selected, and each poem will be recited in English translation (by Larry Blaine) and Russian original (by Natalya Vinogradova).

PSU professor Larry Blaine describes the “golden age” of Russian poetry as, “The first four decades of the nineteenth century, a time that witnessed an extraordinary flowering of Russian literature, poetry in particular.”

The Society for Scholarly Dialogue is an organization based at PSU whose purpose is to sponsor talks and seminars on a wide variety of topics, in a relaxed setting.

The talk begins at 6:45 p.m. at Frost Academic Commons and is free and open to the public. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the cost is $13. The dinner menu includes beef stroganoff, boiled potatoes, asparagus, Caesar salad, Russian sweets, coffee, tea, juice and bottled water. Dinner may be reserved by contacting Dr. Scott Meyer (535-2377) or

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