Drawn from 14 volumes of poems published over 30 years, this collection highlights the verse of Elaine Feinstein. Whether recollecting children at play or understanding her jealousy, Feinstein’s work eloquently elucidates her own uncertainties, passions, and concerns. She explores the pressures of living as a poet, wife, and mother, memories of her aging father, and her Russian–Jewish heritage. Through recalling old films or examining her own temperament, her poems contain images and reflections of love and loss. Feinstein’s cultural background also allows her to resuscitate the personalities of such historical Russian literary greats as Pushkin and Tsvetaeva.
|Publisher:||Carcanet Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.31(d)|
About the Author
Elaine Feinstein is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Leicester. She received the Cholmondeley Award in 1990 and is author of Selected Poems; Daylight, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; Gold; After Pushkin; and Ted Hughes. She lives in London, England.