The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova
By (author) Anna Andreevna Akhmatova
Edited by Roberta Reeder
Introduction by Roberta Reeder
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Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova
Book DescriptionFrom the artistic passion of the St Petersburg poets and bohemians, to the collective suffering of a nation, Anna Akhmatova spoke to, and for, the soul of her people. This magnificent edition includes: more than 800 poems, half of them available in no other translated edition: translator's preface: biographical introduction by Roberta Reeder: more than 125 photographs, including a 65 page photo biography, and 'The Artist's Muse' images of Akhmatova in art: memoir by Isaiah Berlin: comprehensive notes to the poems: index of first lines: bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780862417161
(226mm x 154mm x 53mm)
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In her finely crafted translations Coffin has been uniquely successful in reproducing the directness and striking effects characteristic of Akhmatova's poetry, and she is the first to remain true to Akhmatova's rhyme and cadence. The poems are prefaced by a thoughful introduction by the poet Joseph Brodsky, a friend of Akhmatova in her later years.
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Author Biography - Anna Andreevna Akhmatova
Through much of the twentieth century, Anna Akhmatova's poetry gave voice to the deepest yearnings and struggles of the Russian people. Born in 1889, she survived these upheavals, refusing to abandon either Russia or her craft despite vicious attacks on her name and censorship of her work. When committing poems to paper threatened to cause her arrest, a few close friends faithfully memorised her lines. By the time she died in 1966, Anna Akhmatova was recognized as one of the world's great poets.
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