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Poets of Modern Russia : Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature - Peter France

Poets of Modern Russia

Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature

Paperback Published: 4th April 1983
ISBN: 9780521280006
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book was originally published in 1982. For the majority of English-speaking readers Russian literature means above all great prose writers: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Chekhov, the Pasternak of Doctor Zhivago and Solzhenitsyn. However, even casual observers have become aware that poetry has always mattered in Russian society more than in most Western countries, and many non-specialist Western readers have discovered through a number of fine translations the tremendous power and richness of twentieth-century Russian poetry. Peter France has been closely involved in some of the translation work and he has now produced a serious and detailed study of modern Russian poetry aimed at readers with little or no Russian. The book traces the main developments in Russian poetry over the last two hundred years and concentrates on major poets who have of late become increasingly well known in English-speaking countries through the publication of good poetic translations.

The tradition
Aleksandr Blok
Anna Akhmatova
Boris Pasternak
Osip Mandelstram
Marina Tsvetaeva
Vladimir Majyakovsky
Poets of today
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ISBN: 9780521280006
ISBN-10: 0521280001
Series: Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th April 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33