Poet and profligate: the secrets of Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin’s (1799-1837) personality and maladies Academic Article uri icon


  • Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799–1837) was one of the great figures of Russian poetry and literature. There are numerous publications about his life, adventures and creative work. However, little has been written about his character, mental state and the condition of his wound during his fatal duel. Furthermore, his sexual illnesses and their nature were discussed even less. This paper attempts to lift the veil from this mystery.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015