Twenty Poems (English and Russian Edition)

4.38 avg rating
( 63 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780915408306: Twenty Poems (English and Russian Edition)

Book by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Language Notes:

Text: English, Russian

Review:

Anna Akhmatova (18891966) is one of the quartet of Russian poets of the Soviet period (the others being Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva, and Pasternak) whose poignant chronicle interweaving private and national grief has come to symbolize for many readers the bittersweet agony of life in twentieth-century Russia. Akhmatova's husband, the poet Gumilyov, was shot in 1921, and her son spent many years in a concentration camp. She herself was denounced in 1946 as "half-nun, half-whore." Although some of her most sensitive work, such as Requiem and Poem without a Hero, has not been published in the USSR, Akhmatova's reputation has been largely rehabilitated and at the recent Writers' Congress her work and place in Soviet literature received national recognition. There have been numerous Soviet editions of her work, several good collections in English, and many articles and books on her. The present collection brings together twenty poems, mostly from the 191020 period. These poems delicately express the feelings of love, longing, loneliness, and memory characteristic of her work as a whole. Jane Kenyon has sensibly chosen to attempt a fairly literal translation. The difficulty lies in trying to translate the apparently simple vocabulary and syntax into an English version that does not appear trite. Kenyon's renderings do much to capture this deceptive simplicity. The reader of Russian can compare the original text facing each translation. Unfortunately Kenyon's slim collection of only 20 poems is unlikely to find its deserved place in university libraries among larger published volumes. Pity. Smaller general libraries may want to start a collection of modern Russian poetry with this. In any event, lovers of poetry will probably be the main beneficiaries. -- From Independent Publisher

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna
Published by Ally Pr
ISBN 10: 0915408309 ISBN 13: 9780915408306
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ally Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0915408309 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0613246

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 74.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Anna Andreevna Akhmatova
Published by Ally Pr (1985)
ISBN 10: 0915408309 ISBN 13: 9780915408306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ally Pr, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110915408309

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna
Published by Ally Pr
ISBN 10: 0915408309 ISBN 13: 9780915408306
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BennettBooksLtd
(Covington, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ally Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0915408309 New. Looks like an interesting title, learn more! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Bookseller Inventory # S-0915408309

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 123.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Anna Andreevna Akhmatova, Jane Kenyon (Translator)
Published by Ally Pr (1985)
ISBN 10: 0915408309 ISBN 13: 9780915408306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ally Pr, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0915408309

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 137.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds