The turbulent lives and fates of the Russian people in the first half of the twentieth century are reflected and concentrated in the lives and works of the poets. Whether exiled in Paris or existing precariously in Moscow, whether banished to some Siberian hard labour camp or living in poverty in some other isolated wilderness, an intangible web of interrelationships seemed to bind their destinies to one another. This book is an exploration of that web, and provides a unique insight into the remarkable constellation of poets who emerged to create Russia's 'Silver Age' of poetry, and who continued its development through the twentieth century.
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Author Biography - Peter Oram
Peter Oram is known both as a translator, (from Russian and German) and as a poet, novelist and short story writer. He has had two novels published - 'Maddocks' (Gomer Press, 1998) and 'The Rub' (Starborn Books, 2001) - and a collection of poems, 'White' (Starborn Books, 2001), and his poems and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. As well as being a writer, he is also a composer, and has written the music for two musicals as well as publishing several books of verse and music for educational use. Peter Oram was born in Cardiff, has lived in London, in Spain and, for many years in Pembrokeshire, but moved to Southern Germany in 2001.