from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lermontov, Mikhail Yurievich 1814-1841. Russian writer who is remembered for the novel A Hero of Our Time (1840) and his many poems. He died in a duel.

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  • proper n. A town in Russia
  • proper n. A transliteration of a Russian surname.

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  • n. Russian writer (1814-1841)


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  • Their carpet-inspired print is in fact called Lermontov, after the 19th-century novelist and poet.

    Designing Russia

  • You'd think Lomonosov, Derzavin, Lermontov and all the others had never been born.

    In the Jaws of Kronos, Act III, scenes 1 & 2

  • He liked a great deal of literature: Lermontov, and Saint-Exupéry, for example.

    Yuri Gagarin's daughter: 'It wasn't enough for him, it was too quick!' – interview

  • No justification of all those hours in the library reading Gogol and Lermontov, and trying to figure out whether 19th century Russian Nihilists were winking at all, or were actually serious.

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  • Literate Russians know the scenery from the lush descriptions of Lermontov, Tolstoy, and others.

    The Return

  • Lermontov, who served bravely at Grozny, wrote with compassion of the burning auls the Russian troops left behind, the murdered children and elders, the raped women.

    The Return

  • Lermontov was sent off with the army to the Caucasus.

    Czar-Crossed Writers

  • "We love the idea of those kilims mentioned in a novel like Lermontov's 'A Hero of Our Time,' where a nobleman would be traveling through the Caucasus in a great carriage, and he'd unroll his rugs to eat on for lunch."

    Designing Russia

  • The pair explore their Russophile tendencies through motifs from the tales of Mikhail Lermontov, Caucasian carpets, the ballets of Sergei Diaghilev, Soviet Constructivism and the interiors depicted in 19th-century Russian manor paintings.

    Designing Russia

  • He wrote to an aristocrat who had complained of Lermontov's free-thinking: "Fine poem, I must say," adding that he was having a doctor decide whether the poet was mad, after which he would deal with him "in accordance with the law."

    Czar-Crossed Writers


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