El MITO DEL VAREGO EN EL ROMANTICISMO RUSO: ПЕСНЬ О ВЕЩЕМ ОЛЕГЕ (EL CANTAR DE OLEG EL PREVISOR), DE ALEKSANDR S. PUSHKIN, 1822.
The Song of Oleg the Prescient is one of the most famous poems of Aleksandr S. Pushkin (1799-1837), the quintessential Russian national poet who is classified as belonging to the Russian Romanticism. In 1822 he wrote the Song as part of a series of ballads of historical subject devoted to the rulers of first East Slavic state, the Kievan Rus᾿ (9th-10th c.): the princes belonging to the riurikid dinasty, of Scandinavian origin. In the Song he develops the motive of prince Oleg᾿s death, a legend that was gathered already by the Primary Chronicle (12th c.), and that would have its origin in the oral folklore, either of Scandinavian or oriental origin.
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