This comprehensive collection of the world-renowned poet's verse spans Yevtushenko's entire poetic life. Amazing in its thematic range and stylistic breadth, his poetry "leaps continents and covers war and peace, intolerance and human striving . . . a passionate and essential edition of his collected poems" ( The New York Times).
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian
Even poetry aficionados who think they know Yevtushenko's work well will be startled and delighted by this massive volume edited by Todd, professor of Russian literature at Queens College in New York City, and Regan, professor of creative writing at the University of Southern California. The public poet of "Babi Yar" and "Heirs of Stalin" can be ruthlessly introspective. In lyric after impassioned lyric, the Siberian-born bard flails himself for his own personal failures, which he links to the spiritual failure of Russia. Lean and clean, steely and direct, his best poems speak urgent truths with disarming simplicity. Alongside the platform orator whose verses can seem hasty or superficial we get the beguilingly tender love poet, the maxim-laden folk poet, the seismograph who registers life's slightest shocks with conversational spontaneity. Translators for this compendium--really a "selected poems" gathered from Yevtushenko's 43 volumes of verse--include Richard Wilbur, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Stanley Kunitz, John Updike. The most recent selections capture the confusion of glasnost ("Half measures can kill").
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Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co (P), 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11080502378X
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