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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks

One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
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The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova
The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

ewa, April 3, 2013

This is indeed a great collection of poetry. The depth and breadth of the scope of Akhmatova's wordcraft comes across in wonderfully fluid translations which are a joy to read. The biographical and photographic content offer contextual views into a world alien to many American readers and writers. Are any of "our" modern American poets truly considered threats to the state? Are any seriously followed by the 'thought police'? Who would continue writing poetry under such pressures as those experienced by Anna Akhmatova and her contemporaries?
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