Poem without a Hero: Field Translation Series

Poem without a Hero: Field Translation Series

by Anna Akhmatova
     
 

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

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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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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932440518
Publisher:
Oberlin College Press
Publication date:
07/31/1989
Series:
FIELD Translation Series, #14
Edition description:
Trans. from the Russian
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)

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