Synopses & Reviews
This superb introduction to the work of the famous Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1886-1966) begins with an account of her life in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg and Stalinist Russia, and focuses principally on her poetry. Incorporating all recent scholarship, the author traces the way in which Akhmatova's work reflects the tumultuous times in which she lived, and her emergence as the spokeswoman of her generation, to provide a long overdue account of her entire career.
"The book is aimed at the general reader as well as the student of Russian literature and achieves its goals with notable success." --Forum for Modern Language Studies
"This volume extends our understanding of Akhmatova in a useful manner. ...this book would be of undoubted value to students of 20th century Russian poetry." --British East-West Journal
"David N Wells has the command not just of the facts; he has an acute ear for poetry and considerable gifts as a prose writer. This critical guide manages to be comprehensive without being unreadably dense." --The Slavonic Review
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-183) and indexes.
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