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Description - Russian Poetry Reader by Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek

Russian Poetry Reader is a a selection of Russian poems from 1752 to1956. The poets featured here represent a fair picture of Russian poetry of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. However, special emphasis is laid on the lyric poetry of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including women writers and minor poets. The selections vary in their level of difficulty, thus enabling the teacher to make some choices according to the needs of the students in a particular class. This collection offers an insight into the historical and cultural background of the different time periods, as well as a wide variety of poetic texts, thus helping to further the linguistic competence and the literary knowledge of advanced Russian students, while providing an enjoyable reading experience. This book includes biographical sketches of the authors, a Russian-English glossary, cultural notes and an index.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585102518
ISBN-10: 1585102512
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek

Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Associate Professor of Russian at Temple University. She has published numerous articles, chapters in books and reviews on Slavic literature, culture and civilization and history as well as a scholarly edition and translation of the Memoirs of Jan Chryzostom z Goslawic Pasek and co-translated the Memoirs of a Space Traveler: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy, by Stanislaw Lem.