Pencils At Dawn! 6 Writers and the Duels They Fought In

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bookIn a NYPL blog written by Nicolas Parker and Electronic Resources Librarian Rhonda Evans, the reader learns that Alexander Pushkin, a famous Russian literary figure, died from wounds he received during a duel. Ironically, this happened five years after he wrote the novel in verse Yevgeniy Onegin, or Eugene Onegin, where the protagonist kills his friend in a duel. The article continues with the circumstances where six other writers found themselves either in a duel or narrrowly escaping one. If you can’t name them, look here to find out…

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