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“Lermontov” Successfully Rode his Horse to The Western Literature

Russian artist and poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841) was very influenced by two things in life. The mountains of the Caucasus and his inspirational poet Lord Byron. He was born with a silver spoon, got his first year tutor at the home. And at the age of 13 (1829) he was being trained under a notable poet and critic ...
Lokeish Umak
Lokeish Umak
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Russian artist and poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841) was very influenced by two things in life. The mountains of the Caucasus and his inspirational poet Lord Byron. He was born with a silver spoon, got his first year tutor at the home. And at the age of 13 (1829) he was being trained under a notable poet and critic Alexy Merzlyakov.

Additionally, The work of Lermontov had fresh feels of modern literature of Russia after the death of Alexander Pushkin (written controversial poetry including love poem for his lover kern). Equally, Lermontov was not only a poet, but also was a very notable artist of the mid 18th century. During, most of the paintings have been lost, but still some of them are the best of his works. They are landscapes on the themes of regiments, portraits of cartoon characters, scenes on genres, and sketches and drawings.

Besides, The Caucasus was the reason of creativity of Lermontov becoming the famous painter and poet. Most of the paintings made with oil-based. The history says that Lord Byron was his inspiration that motivated deep inside him. And it seems incorporated into his writings. Everybody (motivational persons) comes after the poet, Pushkin. Alexander Pushkin was the one and first admirer in the life of Mikhail Lermontov.

The Caucasus Mountains in Svaneti, Georgia (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

Popular Paintings made by Lermontov

While, Lermontov proved the world and drew all the attention of the universe toward him in the year 1837. It was right after the murder of Pushkin. It was Mikhail Lermontov who wrote on the event.

The second great writer of Russia's Golden Age, Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) also had some familiarity with gay sex [1]

What Made Mikhail Lermontov visiting The Panoramic beautiful valleys of peaceful mountains?

Also, when he was a boy, at the age of 10, the first time he saw sacred The Caucasus. The Caucasus, or Caucasia, is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. [2] He went to the great mountains with his beautiful grandmother, Yelizaveta Arsenyeva.

Although, being with disciplinary regiment officers and the military unite as well as attending his training programs. However, Mikhail got an astonished, mind-blowing and peaceful experience on his journey to the divine hills. And he quickly fell in love with its beauty. He himself called The Caucasus a sacred place for him.

The thoughts of the young Lermontov couldn’t resist any more elicit from inside his brain. He was the only one and had of the greatest brainpower Russian saw and heard ever.

For him, it was like a feeling of having a strong urge for a pen and paper something to draw or write a poem all about the situation.

Later he produced a poem called “The Demon” 1829 – 1839, is dedicated to his Divine place, The Caucasus. “Many faultless verses of The Demon which might have been printed separately lay all his life in a hidden place.” That time he was dwelling there to enfold The Caucasus in his soul until he finishes assigned duty of the regiment.

The poetry “The Demon” was set in the beloved mountains and measured as the masterpiece of European Romantic poetry. To make this timeless masterpiece, he had written many drafts, rewrite and write. The final one published later in 1842 after his death.

The Demon is a story of girl Tamara who was a daughter of Gudal, a Caucasian chief. Both were living in a castle on a grand hill. One evening, Tamara was spending the evening with her girlfriends, dancing and singing. She was so pure and lovely that she would arouse resistless thoughts in anybody. Even in a Demon, were one to see her. He sees her and fall in love.

Read The Poem: “The Demon” by Mikhail Lermontov

A FALLEN ANGEL once was winging Over a sinful earth his way,
And memory was ever bringing The vision of a happier day,
telling an unforgotten story How once in realms of light and glory A seraph pure and bright he shone
How the brief comet downward fleeting Loved to exchange a smile of greeting With him, before its spark was gone.
How 'mid the infant world's formations In caravans of cloud he roved Through worlds of scattered constellations
How Nature spread her lore and smiled Once upon him, God's happy child, In days when he believed and loved.
No trouble vexed his spirit then
Now endless vistas lie between
The blessedness beyond his ken
And Him, who knew what might have been. (Read free, Source: archieve.org)[3]

We cannot run away from the fact that dramatization of the poem. It is a Christian poem where mustered the problems of Evil and his social criticism. The Demon do well enough than Onegin. Eugene Onegin is a novel in verse written by Alexander Pushkin (1825–1835).

Mikhail Lermontov died young in a duel when he was 27. The part of his inspiration had two great things. The Caucasus and poetic influence of Byron that made a great Lermontov. He was the one who rode horseback and successful travelled to ranges of the Western literature and culture.

Also Read: Frank N. Magill on Virginia Woolf: Masterpiece of World Literature

Lokeish Umak

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Lokeish Umak writes about his favorite topics, such as essay, poems, health, fitness, nutrition, etc. He also invites guests on his podcast show, "Chronicle Conversations."
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