Osip Mandelstam: Critical Prose and Letters

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Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), along with Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, was one of the great poets on the Soviet period. He was also a brilliant essayist who took the destruction of his culture as one of his main subjects. This comprehensive volume contains most of Mandelstam's essays, reviews, memoirs, reportage, sketches, polemics, forewords, fragments, and notes -- and the major long prose works of the 1930s, including "Fourth Prose," "Journey to ...
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Overview

Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), along with Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, was one of the great poets on the Soviet period. He was also a brilliant essayist who took the destruction of his culture as one of his main subjects. This comprehensive volume contains most of Mandelstam's essays, reviews, memoirs, reportage, sketches, polemics, forewords, fragments, and notes -- and the major long prose works of the 1930s, including "Fourth Prose," "Journey to Armenia," and "Conversation about Dante."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882331645
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/30/1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 1,021,601
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 2.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction: The Impulse and the Text 3
I. Early Essays (1910-early 1920s)
1. Francois Villon (JGH) 53
Addendum (JGH) 60
2. Morning of Acmeism (JGH) 61
3. On the Addressee (JGH) 67
4. Remarks on Chenier (CL) 75
Addendum (JGH) 81
5. Peter Chaadaev (CL) 83
6. Pushkin and Scriabin: Fragments (JGH) 90
II. Early Reviews (1913-1916)
7. Sergei Gorodetsky. Old Nests (CL) 96
8. Jack London. Collected Works (JGH) 97
9. J.K. Huysmans. Parisian Arabesques (CL) 100
10. I. Annensky. Thamyris the Cithara Player (CL) 101
11. Pavel Kokorin. The Music of Rhymes (CL) 103
12. Igor Severyanin. The Thunder-Seething Goblet (CL) 104
13. On Contemporary Poetry. Almanac of the Muses (JGH) 105
III. Essays (1920-1925)
14. Government and Rhythm (CL) 109
15. The Word and Culture (CL) 112
16. On the Nature of the Word (JGH) 117
17. Badger Hole (CL) 133
18. The Nineteenth Century (JGH) 138
19. Literary Moscow (CL) 145
20. Literary Moscow: The Birth of Plot (CL) 150
21. A Letter about Russian Poetry (JGH & CL) 156
22. A Word or Two about Georgian Art (JGH & CL) 160
23. From an Interview: Comments on the Lyric and the Epic (JGH) 164
24. Some Notes on Poetry (JGH) 165
25. Storm and Stress (JGH) 170
26. Humanism and the Present (JGH) 181
27. Henri-Auguste Barbier (CL) 184
28. The Moscow Art Theatre and the Word (CL) 188
29. An Army of Poets (CL) 191
30. The End of the Novel (JGH) 198
31. The Slump (CL) 202
32. For the Anniversary of F.K. Sologub (CL) 206
IV. Reviews (1923)
33. A Revolutionary in the Theater (CL) 208
34. A. Bely. Diary of an Eccentric (CL) 212
35. G. Hauptmann. The Heretic of Soana (CL) 215
36. A. Sventitsky. A Book of Tales about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (CL) 217
V. Memoirs, Vignettes, Reportage (1922-1923)
37. The Return (JGH) 219
38. Mensheviks in Georgia (CL) 224
39. Batum (JGH) 229
40. The Bloody Mystery-Play of January Ninth (CL) 236
41. Cold Summer (CL) 240
42. Sukharevka (CL) 243
43. The First International Peasants' Conference (CL) 247
44. Nguyen Ai Quoc (Ho Chi Minh): A Visit with a Comintern Member (JGH) 249
VI. Essays, Sketches, Polemics, Forewords (1926-early 1930s)
45. Kiev (JGH) 252
46. Berezil (CL) 257
47. Mikhoels (JGH) 260
48. Jacques was Born and Died (JGH & CL) 264
49. Yakhontov (JGH) 267
50. Jules Romains: Foreword to a volume of translations (CL) 270
51. From the Author (JGH) 274
52. A Poet about Himself (JGH) 275
53. A Statement about "The Bassoonist" (JGH) 276
54. The Doll with Millions (CL) 277
55. Children's Literature (JGH) 281
56. Torrents of Hackwork (CL) 283
57. On Translations (CL) 290
58. The Duchess' Fan (JGH & CL) 297
59. I Write a Scenario (JGH) 301
VII. Internal Reviews (late 1920s-early 1930s)
60. Jean-Richard Bloch. Destin du siecle (JGH) 303
61. Georges Duhamel. Geographie Cordiale de l'Europe (JGH) 305
62. Louis Pergaud. Stories from the Lives of Animals (JGH) 307
63. Abel Armand. The Sceptre (JGH) 309
VIII. Major Prose Works of the 1930s
64. Fourth Prose (JGH) 312
Letter to Evening Moscow (CL) 326
Letter to Literary Gazette (CL) 328
65. On the Naturalists (CL) 330
Addenda: Darwin's Literary Style (JGH) 336
66. Journey to Armenia (JGH) 344
Addenda (JGH) 379
67. Conversation about Dante (JGH) 397
Addenda (JGH) 443
68. Goethe's Youth: Radiodrama (CL) 452
69. Notes, Jottings and Fragments (JGH) 468
IX. Letters
1. To V.V. Gippius (April 19-27, 1908) 475
2. To V.I. Ivanov (June 20, 1909) 476
3. To V. I. Ivanov (August 13/26, 1909) 477
4. To V.I. Ivanov (October 13/26, 1909) 479
5. To V.I. Ivanov (October 22/November 4, 1909) 479
6. To V.I. Ivanov (November 11/24, 1909) 480
7. To V.I. Ivanov (December 13/26, 1909) 480
8. To V.I. Ivanov (December 17/30, 1909) 480
9. To V.I. Ivanov (March 2/15, 1911) 481
10. To V.I. Ivanov (August 21/Sept. 3, 1911) 481
11. To F.K. Teternikov (Sologub) (April 27, 1915) 482
12. To S.K. Makovsky (May 8, 1915) 482
13. To his mother (July 20, 1915) 483
14. To his mother (July 20, 1916) 483
15. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (December 5, 1919) 484
16. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 9, 1921) 485
17. To V. Ya. Khazina (May-June, 1921) 486
18. To his father (early Spring, 1923) 487
19. To his father (Winter, 1923-24) 489
20. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (October 1-4, 1925) 490
21. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (October 5, 1925) 491
22. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (early November 1925) 492
23. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (end of January 1926) 493
24. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 2, 1926) 493
25. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 495
26. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 7, 1926) 496
27. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 497
28. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 499
29. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 499
30. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 500
31. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 12, 1926) 501
32. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 503
33. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 504
34. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 17, 1926) 505
35. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 507
36. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 508
37. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 510
38. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1926) 511
39. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 1926) 513
40. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 5, 1926) 514
40a. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 5, 1926) 514
41. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 7, 1926) 516
42. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 1926) 517
43. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 1926) 519
44. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 1926) 520
45. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 1926) 522
46. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 1926) 523
47. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 16, 1926) 523
48. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (March 17, 1926) 524
49. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 525
50. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 527
51. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 528
52. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 529
53. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 531
54. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 532
55. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 534
56. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 535
57. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Autumn 1926) 535
58. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (October 15, 1926) 536
59. To Comrade Korobova (June 25, 1928) 537
60. To A.A. Akhmatova (August 25, 1928) 539
61. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1930) 539
62. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 1930) 540
63. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (February 24, 1930) 540
64. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (1930) 543
65. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (1930s) 545
66. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Spring 1935) 546
67. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (Spring 1935) 546
68. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (May 26, 1935) 547
69. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (1935) 548
70. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (1935) 548
71. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (end 1935) 549
72. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (end 1935) 551
73. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (end 1935) 552
74. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (end 1935) 553
75. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (January 1, 1936) 554
76. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (January 2, 1936) 555
77. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (January 3, 1936) 556
78. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (early January 1936) 557
79. To E.E. Mandelstam (January 8, 1936) 557
80. To E.E. Mandelstam (early 1936) 558
81. To E.E. Mandelstam (February 4, 1937) 559
82. To V. Ya. Khazina (early 1937) 559
83. To K.I. Chukovsky (early 1937?) 560
84. To K.I. Chukovsky (early 1937) 561
85. To B.L. Pasternak (tr. Ellendea Proffer) (January 2, 1937) 562
86. To Yu. N. Tynianov (January 21, 1937) 563
87. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (April 19, 1937) 563
88. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (April 23, 1937) 564
89. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (April 26, 1937) 565
90. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (April 28, 1937) 566
91. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (April 30, 1937) 567
92. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (end April 1937) 569
93. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (May 2, 1937) 570
94. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (May 4, 1937) 571
95. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (May 4, 1937) 572
96. To N. Ya. Mandelstam (May 7, 1937) 572
97. To A.E. Mandelstam and N. Ya. Mandelstam (Oct. 20-30, 1938) 573
V. Ya. Khazina's letters to her daughter-N. Ya. Mandelstam
(1935-1936?) 574
(April 19, 1937) 575
A collective letter from a group of writers to the Division of Press and Publications of the Central Committee of the RKP(b) (May 1924) 576
Notes 581
Index 711
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