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Milestones is an apt title for this collection, for the eighty-four poems within show a poet passing from mere talent into mastery of her craft. Composed between January and December of 1916, these poems find the twenty-four year-old Tsvetaeva thirsting for the fullness of life while at the same time contemplating the inevitability of death-a theme she was to revisit many times in her career. Tsvetaeva's work of the time also reflects her knowledge of (and pride in) her native culture, especially the centrality of Moscow as the ultimate destination of all Russians. Throughout the verse she opens up to the sensual wonders of nature-sky, forest, wind, and not least her beloved daughter Alya, who would come to figure greatly in the work and legacy of her mother.

Milestones lays out a sensual feast of moods, themes, styles, and rhythms-all the ingredients that would in time reveal Tsvetaeva as one of the most daring and original poets of her time.

About the Author

Marina Tsvetaeva was born in 1892 in Moscow and died in 1941. Her other works include The Ratcatcher, published in 2000 by Northwestern University Press.

Robin Kemball is the translator of Tsvetaeva's The Demesne of the Swans. He lives in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Translator's Acknowledgments

Translator's Introduction

Marina Tsvetaeva: A Biographical Sketch

Milestones

    Poems of Moscow

    Poems to Blok

    Poems to Akhmatova

    Daniel

Translator's Notes

Index of First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810119413
Translator:
Kemball, Robin
Introduction:
Kemball, Robin
Translator:
Kemball, Robin
Introduction by:
Kemball, Robin
Introduction:
Kemball, Robin
Author:
Kemball, Robin
Author:
Tsvetaeva, Marina
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
European Poetry Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no 401
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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