Intimations: Selected Poetry by Anna Akhmatova by Anna AkhmatovaIntimations: Selected Poetry by Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Intimations: Selected Poetry by Anna Akhmatova

byAnna AkhmatovaTranslated byJames E. FalenEditorKevin M.F. Platt

Paperback | June 1, 2010

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Anna Akhmatova (1889–1966) was a skilled love poet who, through no choice of her own, became a witness to mass violence, a widely recognized exemplar of endurance and moral strength, and finally a symbol of Russian national resilience. At the start of her career, during the final years of the Russian Empire, Akhmatova was a cultural celebrity who fascinated a generation not only with her poetry but also with the drama that she created around herself.

After the revolution of 1917, she was attacked as a decadent bourgeois author and driven into silence and obscurity. Living in relative poverty, with her family and friends repeatedly arrested and harassed, and she herself publicly cursed by the representatives of the state, Akhmatova survived the darkest decades of Soviet history. Near the end of her life, when timorous cultural bureaucrats allowed her to reemerge as a public figure, she revealed to readers that even if the “collective” had rejected her as an unworthy member she had continued to write poetry reflecting the trials and calamities of Soviet men and women with greater truth and moral authority than any official poet could attain.
James E. Falen is professor emeritus of Russian at the University of Tennessee. He has translated Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, as well as Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works. Kevin M. F. Platt teaches Russian and comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania and is the coeditor of Epic Revisionism: R...
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Title:Intimations: Selected Poetry by Anna AkhmatovaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.47 × 5.52 × 0.45 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Whale & StarLanguage:English

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