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Twentieth Century Russian Poetry

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A massive, comprehensive anthology of poetry from the politically turbulent Russia of this century.This collection introduces Americans to a number of astonishing poets virtually unknown outside of Russia, as well as presenting the work of some of the most prominent Russian poets of the past 90 years. ...more
Paperback, 1078 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Anchor (first published 1993)
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Jan 24, 2013 Janet rated it it was amazing
Shelves: russia, poetry
This is an ongoing reference book--I'm not sure that every translation's really the best, usually prefer the Modern Russian Poetry ed. by Markov and Sparks in the bilingual edition--but there are so many wonderful poets and poems which don't appear in Markov/Sparks, (250+ poets) I keep them side by side on the bookshelf, use both of them prodigiously.

Silver and Steel refers to the poets of the well-known Silver Age of Russian poetry (from the fin de siecle and the symbolists--Blok etc. to Mande
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Feb 16, 2016 Kate Savage rated it liked it
I read all 1,100 pages of this book, and racked up some library fines, so I'm entitled to do two things.

I'll end by telling everyone to read Russian poetry, but first, I'm lodging complaints:

This book is heavily dominated by male voices. Even the female poets they can't help but include are marked as coming from the margins. The editors have the gall to call Anna Akhmatova (Anna Akhmatova!) "one of the best woman poets of her time." And it's BECAUSE I hold library property sacred that I correcte
Nov 21, 2008 Chelsea added it
Shelves: own, poetry, collections
This was a gift given to me by a fellow Russia enthusiast, and I feel like I should confess that I haven't truly read it. I'd put it on my currently reading shelf, but it would never leave. It's been slow but enjoyable going so far.

I'm a little disappointed that I haven't found any poets I'm madly in love with yet, but I've found some truly excellent lines. And I still have most of the book in front of me, so I've got that going for me.
Aug 03, 2008 Phillip rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, russian
An outstanding collection of Russian poetry, edited and organized into eras by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. A great selection for anyone interested in gaining exposure to many of Russia's finest poets.
Jan 27, 2008 annakatrina rated it it was amazing
a really extensive, exhaustive compilation. my first introduction to the world of russian poetry. and a book i will hold close to my heart por vida.
Dec 12, 2009 Takipsilim rated it it was amazing
The wealth of Russia's poetic legacy stunned and enthralled me.
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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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