Anna Akhmatova





Anna Akhmatova

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born
in Odessa, (formerly Russian Empire), Ukraine
June 23, 1889

died
March 05, 1966

gender
female

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Also known as: Анна Ахматова, Anna Ahmatova, Anna Achmatowa

Pen name of Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, a Russian modernist poet, credited credited as one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon.

Akhmatova's work ranges from short lyric poems to universalized, ingeniously structured cycles, such as Requiem (1935-40), her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror. Her work addresses a variety of themes including time and memory, the fate of creative women, and the difficulties of living and writing in the shadow of Stalinism. She has been widely translated into many languages and is one of the best-known Russian poets of 20th century.

In 1910, she married the poet, Nikolay Gumilyov, who very soon left her for lion hunting in Africa, the
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Average rating: 4.35 · 8,179 ratings · 245 reviews · 116 distinct works · Similar authors
The Complete Poems of Anna ...
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 4,285 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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Selected Poems
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 2,006 ratings — published 1969 — 14 editions
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Poems of Akhmatova
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 1962 — 21 editions
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Избранное
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Requiem Edition Bilingue
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1940 — 5 editions
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Anna Akhmatova
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Poem Without a Hero: And Se...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1960 — 14 editions
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You Will Hear Thunder
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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خاطره ای در درونم است
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Стихотворения и поэмы
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4.72 of 5 stars 4.72 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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More books by Anna Akhmatova…
“You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms...”
Anna Akhmatova

“You will hear thunder and remember me,
And think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson,
And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

“I seem to myself, as in a dream,
An accidental guest in this dreadful body.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

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