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Anna Akhmatova is recognised as the greatest woman poet of Russian literature. Her work has a classical perfection, drawn from Pushkin, and a passionate voice, which rises directly out of the drama of her own life. Many men fell in love with her beauty, yet all three of her marriages were brutally unhappy. Her life has a particular resonance for women. She began writing at a time when 'to think of a woman as a poet was absurd,' as she remarked ironically. Her genius soared above any such category; yet the human price she had to pay for that triumph was as a wife and mother.
Her first husband was executed by the Bolsheviks; her only son spent sixteen years in the Gulag during Stalin's terror; her third husband died there. Although banned from publishing poetry for a quarter of a century this did not stop her writing in secret, which as Feinstein says 'gave voice to the suffering of the Russian people'.
Her stubborn loyalty to friends in danger - Shostakovich, Mandelstam, Pasternak and the playwright Bulgakov - showed a courage few possess, and she became an iconic figure for those whom the Soviet regime repressed. This heroic role was sustained through illness (she had TB for much of her adult life), poverty and a lifelong conflict between womanly affections and the demands of her art. Another great Russian poet of the twentieth century, Marina Tsvetayeva, called her 'Anna of all the Russias' as if she were a Tsarina.
eminently readable... Akhmatova is a figure that Russians return to again and again, the better to understand their own history. Feinstein has done English-speaking readers a great favour by making Akhmatova's life story, and therefore her poetry, more accessible to us that ever before." "Feinstein has done English-speaking readers a great favour by making Akhmatova's life story, and therefore her poetry, more accesible to us than ever before. (Anne Applebaum SPECTATOR)
Her biographer needs... adriotness to make space in one book for all the components of her complicated life and to find the right focus for such a diffuse and frequently interrupted career... at its centre is the compelling figure of Akhmatova herself... Not an easy person then, but a grand one, and a great poet. (Lucy Hughes-Hallett SUNDAY TIMES)
"Elaine Feinstein's new life of one of the 20th century's greatest lyric poets is based on a wealth of documentary evidence and interviews with member sof Akhmatova's circle. Feinstein paints a vivid portrait of the woman whose dignity and authority led Marina Tsvetaeva to christen her Anna of All the Russias." ( LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS)
Elaine Feinstein has managed to write a biography that is both scholarly and emotive. The versions of the poems that she uses are all her own and this sustains a sense of Anna of All the Russias as written form the inside of it's subject's imagination. ( INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
Elaine Feinstein's achievement is to show us the life of an extraordinary woman in gleaming fragments, and to demonstrate, through so many witnesses, how she was worshipped. (NEAL ASCHERSON OBSERVER)
admiring but unsparing... [Akhmatova] is like Shakespeare and Burns in a fundamental way; she belongs to the whole human race. (ROBERT SERVICE MAIL ON SUNDAY)
"Feinstein is splendidly qualified to add to the story.. In addition, her final sections here, called Aftermaths and Epilogue, provide a fresh, informative glimpse of how Akhatova is seen now, how she has fared in the thicket of memoirs and revisions which have emerged in the last few decades. And how a new post-Soviet Russia has come to terms with her stature.... The poems themselves are offered with with a clear and clean eloquence. Akhmatova's luck has held." (EAVAN BOLAND IRISH TIMES)
fine biography... She is a natural subject for Feinstein to have chosen after her recent biography of Pushkin. (IAIN FINLAYSON THE TIMES)
Elaine Feinstein's Anna of all the Russias is as absorbine and comprehensive as was her biography of Pushkin, and as great a revelation of a poet's life. (JOHN BAYLEY LITERARY REVIEW)
This volume is a magnificent achievement for Elaine Feinstein... indispensable. ( GLOBE AND MAIL)
explains Akhmatova's aesthetic in simple but effective terms. ( THE INDEPENDENT)
Titolo: Anna of all the Russias: A Life of Anna ...
Casa editrice: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 2005. Condizione libro: Fine/Near Fine. 1st. 8vo. 322pp. Bit of edgewear to DJ. Codice libro della libreria MAIN006498I
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, London:, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First printing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 67747
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, UK, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. AS NEW hardcover in AS NEW unclipped dust jacket, no marks in text, clean exterior. Codice libro della libreria 059581
Descrizione libro London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. First edition, first impression. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 322pp. With b&w photos in plates. Biography of the Russian poet who survived persecution in the Stalin era. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Small abrasion to jacket flap. Codice libro della libreria 26574
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condizione libro: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - 352 pp. Deutsch. Codice libro della libreria INF3003202016
Descrizione libro 2005. Hardback. xiv, 322pp, 16 plates (containing 35 photographs) Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London 2005. Fine in fine DW. Codice libro della libreria HALL501498
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 297643096
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-136-69-4868204
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-136-69-4868204
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Like new condition. Codice libro della libreria XX-136-69-4868204