Osip Mandel'stam and His Age: A Commentary on the Themes of War and Revolution in the Poetry, 1913-1923

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The increasing availability of Mandel'stam's work in the west has awakened widespread, serious interest in his poetry. Mandel'stam's importance as a major twentieth-century poet hardly needs to be argued at this time, yet for this very reason it is important to furnish a concrete, factual examination of the poems on which this reputation is based. By analyzing in careful detail a number of Mandel'stam's poems written between 1913 and 1923, a crucial period in Russian history and in the poet's career as well, ...
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Overview

The increasing availability of Mandel'stam's work in the west has awakened widespread, serious interest in his poetry. Mandel'stam's importance as a major twentieth-century poet hardly needs to be argued at this time, yet for this very reason it is important to furnish a concrete, factual examination of the poems on which this reputation is based. By analyzing in careful detail a number of Mandel'stam's poems written between 1913 and 1923, a crucial period in Russian history and in the poet's career as well, Steven Broyde uncovers Mandel'stam's persistent themes and his characteristic poetic method.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674732599
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Harvard Slavic Monographs , #1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I Introduction 1
Chapter II World War One 7
Chapter III Revolution 29
Chapter IV Reflections on Culture 76
Chapter V The Age 103
Chapter VI A New Intervention 120
Chapter VII An Enduring Vision 169
Chapter VIII Conclusion 200
Notes 207
A Selected Bibliography 223
Index 233
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