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Bratsk Station and Other New Poems

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
214 pages
Published 2007 (first published 1967)
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James Schlichter
I can understand why some people think Yevtushenko, and this book in particular, is overrated. This cycle of poems about the Bratsk hydroelectric power station is highly idealistic and the language so very nationalistic and somewhat hyperbolic, it makes the 21st century reader cringe. It may have made the 20th century reader cringe! However, I doubt it would have made the 20th Century Russian reader cringe; particularly, when one reflects upon the Stalinist epoch preceding it. There was a powerf ...more
Stephen Leary
Mar 07, 2013 Stephen Leary rated it it was ok
The poetry is truly awful. Soviet trash. Yevtushenko's reputation is highly inflated.
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Евгений Евтушенко
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (Russian: Евгений Александрович Евтушенко; born 18 July 1933 in Zima Junction, Siberia) is a Soviet and Russian poet. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, editor, and a director of several films.
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