Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes by Darra GoldsteinNikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes by Darra Goldstein

Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes

byDarra GoldsteinEditorCatriona Kelly, Anthony Cross

Paperback | April 20, 2006

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Nikolai Zabolotsky (1903-1958) was one of the great poets of twentieth-century Russia. As the last link in the Russian Futurist tradition and the first poet to come of age in the Soviet period, Zabolotsky wrote both experimental and classical poetry. This is the first critical biography of Zabolotsky to appear in English. Goldstein examines not only his poetic career but also his life, highlighting the deep ambiguity of Zabolotsky's era by exploring the ways in which the poet was influenced both by the artistic avant-garde and by the Soviet scientific establishment.
Title:Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal StakesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521025699

ISBN - 13:9780521025690

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Emergence; 2. The last Russian modernist; 3. Visions of a brave new world; 4. Mad wisdom: the long poems; 5. Autumnal observations; Appendix; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...Darra Goldstein's Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes, the first critical biography of the poet to appear in English, is an important, and long overdue, contribution to our understanding of a previously underrated, and rarely read, poet. For the foreseeable future, it will be required reading for anyone writing about, or teaching, Zabolockij....Play for Mortal Stakes should provide the impetus for further research and interpretation of Zabolockij's life and poetry." Anthony Anemone, Slavic and East European Journal