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Contemporary Russian Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology (Russian Edition)

Smith, Gerald S

Editore: Indiana University Press, 1993
ISBN 10: 0253353335 / ISBN 13: 9780253353337
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Titolo: Contemporary Russian Poetry: A Bilingual ...

Casa editrice: Indiana University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1993

Legatura: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: Recent Russian Poetry Note on the Texts, Translations, and Annotations Boris Slutsky 1. Any Beginning is the beginning of the end 2. Bad times are good because 3. The cocked-arm gesture of the philosophical lyric. 4. Forgiveness 5. Real people have children. 6. Family Quarrel 7. Husbands with their doings and nerves 8. People dont laugh at funerals Boris Chichibabin 9. Confession 10. I dont believe that the Russians 11. Take this tiredness from me, mother Death 12. To thee, my Russia, not to God. 13. May God grant you from roots to crown 14. The Battle 15. Flowers lay on the snow Bulat Okudzhava 16. The music of the soul is ever fainter 17. No matter how they insulted our courtyard. 18. The roman empire in its period of decline 19. The poet has no rivals 20. Lets dream up a despot 21. The Omen 22. Letter to My Mom 23. When a speech begins. 24. My son seems to be finding seclusion hard to take Vladimir Kornilov 25. Music for Oneself 26. Forty Years On 27. A Russian Paradise 28. Godlessness 29. Freedom 30. Young Poetry 31. Rhyme 32. Two Genres 33. An Argument 34. Because nobody cares German Plisetsky 35. The Handicraftsmen 36. I dreamed of a city open to the springtime 37. The Philharmonic 38. Quiet Hour 39. Dont be jealous of my words 40. We fell asleep, embracing each other 41. I was awoken by thundering noise on the roof 42. Still Life 43. To stand in line from early morning for Ogonek 44. Sonnet Evgenii Rein 45. The monastery 46. My Neighbor Grigoriev 47. The Tomcat by the Quay in Leningrad Harbor 48. In the Margins of a Book by V. Khodasevich 49. Dedicated to the Metro Stations Kirovskaya (Radial Line) and Park of Culture and Rest (circle Line) 50. The Night Watch 51. Beneath the Coats of Arms 52. Just before Easter Dmitrii Bobyshev 53. Mommy, this is your son writing to you 54. The Fullness of Everything 55. There surely must be such places 56. A Wake for the Living, 1 57. Urbana Life, 3 58. The Beasts of St. Antony. A Bestiary Natalya Gorbanevskaya 59. Here it is, la vie quotidienne 60. O my poor, senile, fallen into childhood 61. not to sing out--to lisp out. 62. .where rivers flow purer than silver 63. It was the year of evil predictions 64. I pronounce the learned-by-heart refrain 65. This is sung at dawn 66. Contribution to a Discussion of Statistics 67. And, having started singing this melody Aleksandr Kushner 68. Memories 69. History teaches us nothing 70. If Id been born about seven years earlier. 71. This may be the atomic age, but. 72. In verse, meaning sparkles. 73. Like a child thats started to get really naughty 74. We used to write happy poems 75. Light flows. Water wanders in the darkness 76. Nothing brings us closer to death Bella Akhmadulina 77. I find enviable the age-old habit 78. The Night of Falling Apples 79. The Butterfly 80. Pashka 81. Sunday came. I wasnt sad at all 82 Dressing the Child Yunna Morits 83. Eternally to be waiting for bloody news 84. Between Scylla and Charybdis 85. I never drank vodka with geniuses 86. July of 80. In moscow 87. Over the Mortal Body, Over the Immortal Ideal 88. On the Edge of Breathing Out and Breathing In 89. Poetry is alive through freedom and love 90. . and young savages will come. 91. Stuffy avenues covered in dust 92. When all of ours slaughter all of theirs 93. The floating anguish of pre-life darkness Lev Loseff 94. I understand--yoke, starvation. 95. . Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0253353335

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Riassunto: The work of twenty-three poets, living in Russia and abroad and writing during the period since 1975, is highlighted in this dual-language anthology. The book features an extraordinary cohort of talented poets born in Russia between 1935 and 1940, including Bella Akhmadulina, Dmitrii Bobyshev, Joseph Brodsky, Oleg Chukhontsev, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Aleksandr Kushner, Lev Loseff, Yunna Morits, Dmitrii Prigov, and Evgenii Rein. Older poets represented are Boris Chichibabin, Vladimir Kornilov, Bulat Okudzhava, German Plisetsky, and Boris Slutsky; a younger group includes Aleksandr Eremenko, Bakhyt Kenzheev, Yurii Kublanovsky, Aleksei Parshchikov, Olga Sedakova, Elena Shvarts, Aleksei Tsvetkov, and Ivan Zhdanov. Although the selections reveal great stylistic and thematic variety, they are linked by a common concern with the moral and ethical problems that have always engaged Russian poets but that are particularly acute in Russia's latest time of change. The texts, in Russian and in English linear translation, are arranged on facing pages. Notes, biographical sketches, a detailed bibliography, and an informative introduction make this anthology an indispensable resource for teachers, students, and readers of modern Russian literature.

Dal retro di copertina: This anthology brings together the work of twenty-three poets writing in Russian during the 1970s and 1980s, a period that will probably prove to be no more self-contained than any other in the convoluted continuum of the history of literature. The poetry in this anthology reflects a paramount concern with the cruel history of Russia and the USSR, and its general tone is appropriately grim.

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