Russian Silver Age Poetry: Texts and Contexts (Cultural Syllabus)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781618113528: Russian Silver Age Poetry: Texts and Contexts (Cultural Syllabus)

Russian Silver Age writers were full participants in European literary debates and movements. Today some of these poets, such as Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva, are known around the world. This volume introduces Silver Age poetry with its cultural ferment, the manifestos and the philosophical, religious, and aesthetic debates, the occult references and sexual experimentation, and the emergence of women, Jews, gay and lesbian poets, and peasants as part of a brilliant and varied poetic environment. After a thorough introduction, the volume offers brief biographies of the poets and selections of their work in translation―many of them translated especially for this volume―as well as critical and fictional texts (some by the poets themselves) that help establish the context and outline the lively discourse of the era and its indelible moral and artistic aftermath.

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

About the Author:

Sibelan Forrester teaches Russian language and literature as well as a regular Translation Workshop at Swarthmore College. She has published numerous articles on Russian poetry (especially Marina Tsvetaeva), and Russian folklore. Her translation of Vladimir Propp’s book The Russian Folktale was published by Wayne State University Press in 2012. She also translates contemporary Russian poetry, most recently that of Maria Stepanova, and her translations of Elena Ignatova’s poetry, Воздушный колокол/The Diving Bell, were published in 2006 by Zephyr Press. She is co-editor of a book of articles on Russian literature, Engendering Slavic Literatures (Indiana UP, 1996, with Pamela Chester) and of a book of articles on East European literature and culture, Over the Wall/After the Fall (Indiana UP, 2004, with Magdalena Zaborowska and Elena Gapova).

Review:

“It being dauntingly impossible to do justice in translation to that great world treasure that is the Poetry of the Russian Silver Age, editors and translators Forrester and Kelly have given us something more ― selections of best existing translations are here amended by new ones and framed within their wider cultural context ― the contribution that poets have always made to their culture and age ― as critics, essayist, and yes, historians. A valuable personal discovery for myself was Mayakovsky’s touching tribute on the death of Velimir Khlebnikov (1922). This much needed book promises to become indispensable to students and experts alike." (Alex Cigale, poet, editor, translator, 2015 NEA Literary Translation Fellow)

“The Russian Silver Age was a time of experimentation and achievement unparalleled in Russian culture. This anthology offers Anglophone readers a unique opportunity to acquaint themselves with the leading poets and movements of that time. In addition to a generous sampling of the verse of the Symbolists, Acmeists, and Futurists, the editors have included essential prose pieces dating from the same period, ranging from contemporary reviews to critical essays to manifestoes. All poets are introduced through concise and accurate biographies, and each selection of poetry concludes by listing bibliographies and scholarship for those who would like to delve deeper. The volume will be indispensable for students as well as general readers with an interest in Russian culture.” (Michael Wachtel)

“This is an unprecedented tool for educators to present the Russian Silver Age to students in all its astonishing richness and complexity. In addition to the generous, inventive, and subtle selection of poetry, the reader is introduced to the institutions and critical conversations that nourished that overwhelming creative flow that up to this day continues to nourish and challenge Russian literary thought. Reading this page-turner, one feels like an invisible belated guest in a literary salon of Petersburg at the turn of the 20th century ― where Anna Akhmatova reads, Mikhail Kuzmin smirks and hums, and Viacheslav Ivanov nails his critical verdict, while we follow their word-play and intellectual gesticulation in awe." (Polina Barskova)

“The early twentieth century was a time of apocalyptic fears, revolutionary stirrings, and excellent poetry. The window this volume opens to the Silver Age captures all that and much more. Billed as a coursebook, RSAP will have undoubted value in classrooms exploring pre-Soviet cultural movements and fin-de-siècle poetry. Yet through its diverse poems, essays, and the editors’ explanatory notes, it proves its broader appeal as a gateway to great poetry and a panorama of the turbulent years leading to the Bolshevik Revolution.” (Russian Life (March/April 2016))

"Martha Kelly and Sibelan Forrester, have created a weighty anthology that surpasses any other collection of Silver Age poetry in English translation ... Symbolists, Futurists, Acmeists, and non-affiliated poets are all generously represented ... With its impressive breadth of coverage and stellar presentation, Russian Silver Age Poetry deserves to become a standard textbook for Russian poetry courses ... with its lively introduction, accessible selection of poems, and unfussy, clear translations." (Connor Doak, University of Bristol, Slavic and East European Journal vol 60.2 (Summer 2016))

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

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 139.00
US$ 97.76

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Forrester, Sibelan E. S.
Published by Academic Studies Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 97.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Academic Studies Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Russian Silver Age writers were full participants in European literary debates and movements. Today some of these poets, such as Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva, are known around the world. This volume introduces Silver Age poetry with its cultural ferment, the manifestos and the philosophical, religious, and aesthetic debates, the occult references and sexual experimentation, and the emergence of women, Jews, gay and lesbian poets, and peasants as part of a brilliant and varied poetic environment.After a thorough introduction, the volume offers brief biographies of the poets and selections of their work in translation-many of them translated especially for this volume-as well as critical and fictional texts (some by the poets themselves) that help establish the context and outline the lively discourse of the era and its indelible moral and artistic aftermath. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 111.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Forrester, Sibelan E. S.
Published by Academic Studies Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781618113528_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 117.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sibelan E. S. Forrester; Martha M. F. Kelly
Published by Academic Studies Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, 2015. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # LP9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 127.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Academic Studies Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Russian Silver Age writers were full participants in European literary debates and movements. Today some of these poets, such as Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva, are known around the world. This volume introduces Silver Age poetry with its cultural ferment, the manifestos and the philosophical, religious, and aesthetic debates, the occult references and sexual experimentation, and the emergence of women, Jews, gay and lesbian poets, and peasants as part of a brilliant and varied poetic environment.After a thorough introduction, the volume offers brief biographies of the poets and selections of their work in translation-many of them translated especially for this volume-as well as critical and fictional texts (some by the poets themselves) that help establish the context and outline the lively discourse of the era and its indelible moral and artistic aftermath. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 131.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by Academic Studies Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Russian Silver Age writers were full participants in European literary debates and movements. Today some of these poets, such as Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva, are known around the world. This volume introduces Silver Age poetry with its cultural ferment, the manifestos and the philosophical, religious, and aesthetic debates, the occult references and sexual experimentation, and the emergence of women, Jews, gay and lesbian poets, and peasants as part of a brilliant and varied poetic environment.After a thorough introduction, the volume offers brief biographies of the poets and selections of their work in translation-many of them translated especially for this volume-as well as critical and fictional texts (some by the poets themselves) that help establish the context and outline the lively discourse of the era and its indelible moral and artistic aftermath. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 135.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by Academic Studies Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P111618113526

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 136.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Forrester, Sibelan E. S.
Published by Academic Studies Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press, 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 134.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Academic Studies Press
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 350 pages. Russian Silver Age writers were full participants in European literary debates and movements. Today some of these poets, such as Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva, are known around the world. This volume introduces Silver Age poetry with its cultural ferment, the manifestos and the philosophical, religious, and aesthetic debates, the occult references and sexual experimentation, and the emergence of women, Jews, gay and lesbian poets, and peasants as part of a brilliant and varied poetic environment. After a thorough introduction, the volume offers brief biographies of the poets and selections of their work in translation many of them translated especially for this volume--as well as critical and fictional texts (some by the poets themselves) that help establish the context and outline the lively discourse of the era and its indelible moral and artistic aftermath. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 147.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Published by Academic Studies Press
ISBN 10: 1618113526 ISBN 13: 9781618113528
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Academic Studies Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1618113526 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781618113528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 145.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book