Pushkin and women: 'all women are lovely'
Being endowed by nature with an extraordinary appearance, far from classical standards, Pushkin enjoyed great success with the opposite sex. A subtle psychologist, he knew and understood women's nature, was able to impress with speeches and captivate with innate passion.
The so-called 'List', compiled by Pushkin himself, is known. It lists his 'victories' on the love front, the number of which is 37. The poet himself wrote that 'Natalie' became 'one hundred and thirteenth love', after his marriage, his philandering somewhat subsided. Although those who knew Pushkin well (including some ladies), not unreasonably claimed that 'as a poet, he considered it his duty to be in love with all pretty women'. And he did it, by the way, very successfully, hanging around the nobles, as well as maids, peasant women, and, 'all the young ladies were crazy about him'. The reason for this was his 'brilliant mind' and, of course, incredible charm.