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A major Russian poet of the mid-20th century, first translation.
"Professor Smith has given us a text that should be made mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand the Soviet Union... the purest example of the sensibility of a Soviet intellectual of the first generation educated entirely under Soviet system." — Victor Terras in World Literature Today
Original way of publishing poetry: by interspersing poems with biography and commentary.
About the Author
Boris Slutsky (1919-1986) has now emerged as one of Russia's great twentieth-century poets. Unlike his contemporary Solzhenitsin, this once ardent Stalinist remained inside the Soviet literary establishment, and kept his unacceptable work to himself. His best poetry and prose were published only after his death.
Gerald Smith, retired Professor of Russian at the University of Oxford, supplies a detailed running commentary to a testament that appears for the first time in English.
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