The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schenschin, Afanassij Afanasjewitch

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SCHENSCHIN, shĕn'shĭn, Afanassij Afanasjewitch, Russian poet: b. Mzenek district, government Orel, 4 Dec. 1820; d. Moscow, 4 Dec. 1892. He studied at Moscow, was in the army in 1853-56, then devoted himself wholly to literature, and under the pseudonym “A. Fet” published several collections of lyrical verse (1840, 1850, 1863, 1883-91). He also made excellent renderings from Shakespeare, Goethe and the Latin classics.