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Akhmatova (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everymans Library Pocket Poets set has it all. Theres something for everyone to enjoy in this 75-volume set, from Animal Poems to Zen Poems. Each book comes in an elegant 256-page pocket-sized hardcover edition (4 1/8" x 6 1/4"), with full-cloth covers, lovely illustrated and jewel-tone jackets, silk ribbon markers, and gold stamping. Perfect for your home library, or as a gift for any occasion.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry edited by Peter Washington

Animal Poems edited by John Hollander

Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Auden: Poems by W. H. Auden

Baudelaire: Poems by Charles Baudelaire

Beat Poets edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Blake: Poems by William Blake

Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young

Browning: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Byron: Poems by Lord Byron, G. Gordon

Chinese Erotic Poems edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

Christmas Poems edited by Peter Washington

Coleridge: Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Conversation Pieces by Kurt Brown

The Dance edited by Emily Fragos

Dickinson: Poems by Emily Dickinson

Doggerel edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Donne: Poems by John Donne

Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot

Emerson: Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Bronte: Poems by Emily Bronte

Erotic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Eugene Onegin and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin

Fatherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Friendship Poems edited by Peter Washington

Frost: Poems by Robert Frost

Garden Poems edited by John Hollander

The Great Cat edited by Emily Fragos

Haiku edited by Peter Washington

Hardy: Poems by Thomas Hardy

Herbert: Poems by George Herbert

Hopkins: Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hughes: Poems by Langston Hughes

Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander

Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young

Keats: Poems by John Keats

Kipling: Poems by Rudyard Kipling

Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love Letters edited by Peter Washington

Love Poems edited by Peter Washington

Love Songs and Sonnets edited by Peter Washington

Love Speaks Its Name by J. D. McClatchy

Lullabies and Poems for Children edited by Diana Secker Larson

Marriage Poems edited by John Hollander

Marvell: Poems by Andrew Marvell

Milton: Poems by John Milton

Motherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

On Wings of Song by J. D. McClatchy

Persian Poets edited by Peter Washington

Plath: Poems by Sylvia Plath

Poe: Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

Poems Bewitched and Haunted edited by John Hollander

Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Poems by Robert Burns

Poems of Mourning edited by Peter Washington

Poems of New York edited by Elizabeth Schmidt

Poems of Sleep and Dreams edited by Peter Washington

Poems of the American West edited by Robert Mezey

Poems of the Sea by J. D. McClatchy

Prayers edited by Peter Washington

Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rimbaud: Poems by Arthur Rimbaud

The Roman Poets edited by Peter Washington

Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti

Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeart

Shelley: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Solitude edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Sonnets edited by John Hollander

Stevens: Poems by Wallace Stevens

Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson

War Poems edited by Peter Washington

Whitman: Poems by Walt Whitman

Wordsworth: Poems by William Wordsworth

Zen Poems edited by Peter Harris

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

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A legend in her own time both for her brilliant poetry and for her resistance to oppression, Anna Akhmatova—denounced by the Soviet regime for her “eroticism, mysticism, and political indifference”—is one of the greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century.

Before the revolution, Akhmatova was a wildly popular young poet who lived a bohemian life. She was one of the leaders of a movement of poets whose ideal was “beautiful clarity”—in her deeply personal work, themes of love and mourning are conveyed with passionate intensity and economy, her voice by turns tender and fierce. A vocal critic of Stalinism, she saw her work banned for many years and was expelled from the Writers Union—condemned as “half nun, half harlot.” Despite this censorship, her reputation continued to flourish underground, and she is still among Russias most beloved poets.

Here are poems from all her major works—including the magnificent “Requiem” commemorating the victims of Stalins terror—and some that have been newly translated for this edition.

About the Author

Anna Akhmatova was born Anna Gorenko in 1888 and died in 1966. A popular poet of the Acmeist school, she took a pseudonym when her upper-class father objected to her "decadent" choice of career. She was married to the Acmeist poet Gumilev from 1910 until 1918, and spent time in Paris, where she posed nude for Modigliani. After the Revolution, Akhmatova remained silent for two decades. Her ex-husband was executed in 1921, their son was imprisoned for sixteen years, and her third husband died in a Siberian prison camp. She began publishing again at the outbreak of World War II, and her writings regained popularity despite being harshly denounced by the Soviet regime in 1946 and 1957 for "bourgeois decadence." Ejected from the Writers' Union in 1946, she was made its president two years before her death in 1966. Her greatest poem, "Requiem," gives voice to the suffering of those who, like the poet, spent many years waiting outside prison walls for word of their sons, husbands, or lovers. It was not published in its entirety in Russia until 1987.

Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America.

Table of Contents

From EVENING

‘The pillow hot . . .

Reading Hamlet

Evening Room

‘I have written down the words . . .

‘I share my room . . .

‘Memory of sun seeps from the heart . . .

‘The door is half open . . .

‘High in the sky . . .

Song of the Last Meeting

Love

‘He loved three things alone . . .

Imitation of Annensky

‘I came here in idleness . . .

White Night

Legend on an Unfinished Portrait

From ROSARY

‘I have come to take your place, sister . . .

‘It goes on without end . . .

‘Were all drunkards here . . .

A Ride

‘Nobody came to meet me . . .

‘So many requests . . .

The Voice of Memory

8 November 1913

‘Blue heaven, but the high . . .

‘Do you forgive me . . .

The Guest

‘I wont beg for your love . . .

‘I came to him as a guest . . .

BY THE SEASHORE

From WHITE FLOCK

‘Empty white Christmastide . . .

Loneliness

‘How can you look at the Neva . . .

‘The road is black . . .

Flight

‘I dont know if youre alive or dead . . .

‘There is a frontier-line . . .

‘Freshness of words . . .

‘Under an empty dwellings frozen roof . . .

‘The churchyards quiet . . .

‘Neither by cart nor boat . . .

‘Lying in me . . .

Statue in Tsarskoye Selo

‘O there are words . . .

From PLANTAIN

‘Fame is like smoke . . .

‘I shouldnt be dreaming . . .

‘Now farewell, capital . . .

‘I hear the orioles always grieving voice . . .

‘Now no-one will be listening to songs . . .

‘The cuckoo I asked . . .

‘Why is our century worse than any other? . . .

From ANNO DOMINI

‘Youre like a strange . . .

‘Everything is looted . . .

‘Oh, life without . . .

‘They wiped your slate . . .

Bezhetsk

‘To earthly solace . . .

‘Im not of those who left . . .

‘Blows the swan wind . . .

‘To fall ill as one should . . .

‘Behind the lake . . .

Rachel

Lots Wife

From REED

Muse

To an Artist

The Last Toast

*‘Dust smells of a sun-ray . . .

‘Some gaze into tender faces . . .

Boris Pasternak

Voronezh

*Imitation from the Armenian

Dante

Cleopatra

Willow

*In Memory of Mikhail Bulgakov

‘When a man dies . . .

*‘Not the lyre of a lover . . .

Way of All the Earth

From THE SEVENTH BOOK

In 1940

‘Some walk in a straight line . . .

*‘No matter that death . . .

Courage

‘And you, my friends . . .

*‘Thats how I am . . .

Three Autumns

‘The souls of those I love . . .

‘The fifth act of the drama . . .

‘It is your lynx eyes, Asia . . .

In Dream

‘Once more an autumn . . .

*The Glass Doorbell

‘And that heart . . .

‘So again we triumph! . . .

‘Let any, who will, still bask in the south . . .

Music

From Northern Elegies

The First

The Fifth

The Sixth

Seaside Sonnet

Fragment

Summer Garden

‘In black memory . . .

‘Could Beatrice write . . .

Death of a Poet

The Death of Sophocles

Alexander at Thebes

Native Soil

There are Four of Us

*‘If all who have begged help . . .

Last Rose

*‘Reviled and acclaimed . . .

‘This land . . .

*‘It is no wonder . . .

‘Whats war? Whats plague? . . .

In Memory of V. C. Sreznevskaya

Christmastime (24 December)

‘You will hear thunder and remember me . . .

REQUIEM

POEM WITHOUT A HERO

Notes

Translators Acknowledgments

*Poems not published in the collection but written in the same epoch.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307264244
Author:
Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Translator:
Thomas, D. S.
Translator:
Thomas, D. M.
Editor:
Washington, Peter
Author:
Washington, Peter
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Anna Akhmatova
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna
Subject:
Single Author / General
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.46x4.50x.74 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A legend in her own time both for her brilliant poetry and for her resistance to oppression, Anna Akhmatova—denounced by the Soviet regime for her “eroticism, mysticism, and political indifference”—is one of the greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century.

Before the revolution, Akhmatova was a wildly popular young poet who lived a bohemian life. She was one of the leaders of a movement of poets whose ideal was “beautiful clarity”—in her deeply personal work, themes of love and mourning are conveyed with passionate intensity and economy, her voice by turns tender and fierce. A vocal critic of Stalinism, she saw her work banned for many years and was expelled from the Writers Union—condemned as “half nun, half harlot.” Despite this censorship, her reputation continued to flourish underground, and she is still among Russias most beloved poets.

Here are poems from all her major works—including the magnificent “Requiem” commemorating the victims of Stalins terror—and some that have been newly translated for this edition.

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