Some literary critics cite the Pushkin poem Eugene Onegin as one of the greatest poems ever written. It certainly is the greatest poem ever written in the Russian language with the exception of The Bronze Horseman, also by Pushkin, which some say is the greatest poem since the Iliad by Homer.
This translation is by A.S. Kline, copyright 2009. It is freely available on his website Poetry in Translation as well as many other poems in different languages.
A. S. Kline, known as Tony Kline (born 1947), is a British poet and translator, living in England.
He graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, and was Chief Information Officer (Systems Director) of a large UK Company before dedicating himself to his literary work and interests. His work consists of translations of poetry; critical works, biographical history with poetry as a central theme; and his own original poetry. He has translated into English from Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Chinese and European languages. He also maintains a deep interest in developments in mathematics and the sciences.