Anna Akhmatova


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

Died
March 05, 1966

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

Pen name of Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, a Russian modernist poet, 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 battlef
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The Complete Poems of Anna ...

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4.43 avg rating — 7,212 ratings — published 1965 — 7 editions
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Selected Poems

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4.30 avg rating — 3,574 ratings — published 1969 — 22 editions
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Poems of Akhmatova

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4.30 avg rating — 1,176 ratings — published 1962 — 23 editions
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Anna Akhmatova

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4.35 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Requiem Edition Bilingue

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4.30 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 1963 — 16 editions
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Poem Without a Hero: And Se...

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4.20 avg rating — 574 ratings — published 1960 — 23 editions
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Избранное

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4.52 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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You Will Hear Thunder: poems

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4.28 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Evening

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3.85 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1912 — 7 editions
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خاطره‌ای در درونم است = Sel...

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3.46 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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