The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry by Michael WachtelThe Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry by Michael Wachtel

The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry

byMichael Wachtel

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Including examples from Russia's greatest poets, Michael Wachtel draws on three centuries of verse, from the beginnings of secular literature in the eighteenth century to the present day. The first part of his book is devoted to concepts such as versification, poetic language and tradition. In the second part he examines the ode, the elegy, love poetry, nature poetry and patriotic verse.

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Title:The Cambridge Introduction to Russian PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:September 6, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521004934

ISBN - 13:9780521004930

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on translations and transliterations; Introduction; Part I. Concepts: 1. Versification: how to do things with words; 2. Poetic language; 3. Tradition and the individual talent; Part II. Interpretation: 4. From the ode to the elegy (and beyond); 5. The ballad; 6. Love poetry; 7. Nature poetry; 8. Patriotic verse; Conclusion.

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"An informative, revelatory, and engrossing read for anyone excited about Russian poetry, The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry deserves to become an instant classic." The Russian Review, Alyssa Dinega Gillespie, University of Notre Dame