By Robert Chandler, Boris Dralyuk
An spell binding choice of the superior of Russian poetry, edited through acclaimed translator Robert Chandler including poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski.
In the past due eighteenth and early 19th centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was once unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering within the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose in brief received the excessive flooring within the moment 1/2 the 19th century, yet poetry back grew to become dominant within the 'Silver Age' (the early 20th century), whilst trust in cause and development yielded as soon as extra to a extra magical view of the area. through the Soviet period, poetry turned a deadly, subversive task; however, poets reminiscent of Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova persisted to defy the censors. This anthology lines Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the fashionable period, together with paintings by way of a number of nice poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov between them - in eye-catching glossy translations through Robert Chandler and others. the amount additionally encompasses a normal creation, chronology and person introductions to every poet.
Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian contain works by way of Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, whereas his anthologies of Russian brief tales from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are either released in Penguin Classics.
Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary undertaking. Her most modern assortment is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel].
Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian on the collage of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, together with, so much lately, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).
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