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An Age Ago: A Selection of Nineteenth-Century Russian Poetry

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Representative selections from the great Russian poets of the nineteenth century, chosen by the uniquely qualified Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky.
Paperback, 171 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Melinda McLaughlin
Apr 08, 2008 Melinda McLaughlin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: poetry buffs, Russians
Picked this up at a random used book store in Boulder. Much better than I thought it would be, this book turned me on to Russian poetry.
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Apr 22, 2016 Julia rated it it was ok
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I picked this up when I was an undergraduate English major immersed in classic works, particularly of the 19th century. This short collection captures the particular morbidity of that era, as well as the passion of the romantics and the personal made grand. The examples in this collection are short, and therefore on more simple themes, and after reading the short biographies included of each poet, one is left wanting to see more examples of the great lyrical poems and patriotic or revolutionary ...more
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Jan 01, 2012 Elyse rated it it was amazing
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A beautiful selection of Russian poetry from those most well-known to those few have ever heard, save for those familiar with Russian literature. A must-read for anyone who loves Russian poetry.
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the translations here are forced to rhyme. sigh.
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Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (Russian: Иосиф Александрович Бродский, IPA: [ɪˈosʲɪf ˈbrotskʲɪj] was a Russian poet and essayist.

Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michigan.

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