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Complete Critical Prose
     

Complete Critical Prose

by Osip Mandelstam, Jane Gary Harris (Editor)
 
Acclaimed in both Russia and the West as Russia's greatest poet of the 20th century, Osip Mandelstam was also a brilliant writer of prose. These autobiographical essays, reviews, and personal reflections reveal the themes of his finest poems and of his life in Stalinist Russia: the nature of history, both as it is lived and as it is later constructed; the

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Acclaimed in both Russia and the West as Russia's greatest poet of the 20th century, Osip Mandelstam was also a brilliant writer of prose. These autobiographical essays, reviews, and personal reflections reveal the themes of his finest poems and of his life in Stalinist Russia: the nature of history, both as it is lived and as it is later constructed; the continuity and destruction of cultural tradition, and the essence of poetry itself.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Reviews and essays by the Russian poet are collected in a volume which won the ABA translation prize in 1979. (June)

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ISBN-13:
9780679775416
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.69(d)

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