Poem without a Hero and Selected Poems

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Anna Akhmatova, one of the great poets of our century, has, like all Russian poets, proved difficult to translate. These distinctive versions of a broad selection of her work capture her plainness and directness while searching out an analog to her music in the careful and subtle music of American free verse. The result is not a replication of Akhmatova's style but a complement to it that often startles and gratifies with a starkness and beauty all its own.
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Overview

Anna Akhmatova, one of the great poets of our century, has, like all Russian poets, proved difficult to translate. These distinctive versions of a broad selection of her work capture her plainness and directness while searching out an analog to her music in the careful and subtle music of American free verse. The result is not a replication of Akhmatova's style but a complement to it that often startles and gratifies with a starkness and beauty all its own.
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Akhmatova (1889-1966), arguably the greatest Russian poet of the 20th century, is well served by the plain and direct free verse translations of Lenore Mayhew and William McNaughton which sacrifice some of her lyrical beauty but none of her integrity. Published by Oberlin College Press, Rice Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH 44074. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932440501
  • Publisher: Oberlin College Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1989
  • Series: FIELD Translation Series , #14
  • Edition description: Trans. from the Russian
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 7.68 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction from Evening from Rosary from White Flock from Plantain from Anno Domini MCMXXI
Requiem from Reed
Miscellaneous Poems 1940-1942
Poem Without a Hero
Miscellaneous Poems 1943-1946
Miscellaneous Poems 1957-1964
Notes to the Introduction
Notes on the Poems
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