Yevtushenko: Selected Poems
By (author) Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Translated by Robin Milner-Gulland Peter Levi
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Yevtushenko: Selected Poems by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Book DescriptionThis volume contains a selection of early works by Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko who blazed a trail for a generation of Soviet poets with a confident poetic voice that moves effortlessly between social and personal themes. "Zima Junction" vividly describes his idyllic childhood in Siberia and his impressions of home after a long absence in Moscow. Private moments are captured in "Waking", on the joys of discovering the unexpected in a lover, and "Birthday", on a mother's concern for her son, while "Encounter" depicts an unexpected meeting with Hemingway in Copenhagen. "The Companion" and "Party Card" show war from a child's eye, whether playing while oblivious to German bombs falling nearby or discovering a fatally wounded soldier in the forest, while Yevtushenko's famous poem, "Babiy Yar", is an angry expose of the Nazi massacre of the Jews of Kiev.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140424775
(198mm x 129mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-) is a Russian poet, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter and actor. Translated with an introduction by Robin Milner-Gulland and Peter Levi, S.J.
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