NABOKV-L post 0005267, Sun, 2 Jul 2000 21:11:49 -0700

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Pushkin in the Boondocks?
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Couldn't resist -- A very curious letter in tomorrow's Washington Post:

Pushkin in the Boondocks?

Monday , July 3, 2000 ; A18

Has anyone noticed the striking facial resemblance between the young rebel
Riley in the Boondocks comic and the great Russian poet Alexander
Sergeyevich Pushkin--who was also of African ancestry?

It's been said that Russians love their poets "young and dead." Pushkin
was killed in a duel when he was 37; let's hope Riley doesn't get himself
challenged to a duel.

It's worthwhile to compare a drawing of Riley and a self-portrait of
Pushkin that appears in "St. Petersburg: A Cultural History."

FRANCIS X. CUNNINGHAM

Arlington