Synopses & Reviews
"The book is a credit to the press, a boon to everyone interested in Russian culture, and an important resource for teachers and students of Russian literature." --Library Journal
"... a solid and conscientious piece of work, informed by discerning taste and learning." --Times Literary Supplement
"Smith's collection of contemporary Russian poetry should be useful to anyone with a serious interest in work produced during recent years both by poets living in the U.S.S.R. and by prominent Third Wave emigrés.... The introductory and biographical materials are excellent."--Publishers Weekly
The work of twenty-three poets, living in Russia and abroad and writing during the period since 1975, is highlighted in this dual-language anthology. The book features an extraordinary cohort of talented poets, including Joseph Brodsky, Evgenii Rein, and Bella Akhmadulina. Notes, biographical sketches, a detailed bibliography, and an informative introduction make this an indispensable resource for teachers, students, and readers of modern Russian literature.
This book consists of the work of twenty-three poets, living in Russia and abroad and writing during the period since 1975. It is the first dual-language anthology in many years.
Includes bibliographical references (P. -342) and indexes.
About the Author
Gerald S. Smith is Professor of Russian at the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College, Oxford. He is author of Songs to Seven Strings: Russian Guitar Poetry and Soviet "Mass Song," co-editor (with A. G. Cross) of Russian Literature in the Eighteenth Century, and translator of Alexander Galich, Songs and Poems.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Recent Russian Poetry
Note on the Texts, Translations, and Annotations
Notes on the Poets and the Poems
Sources of the Texts
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index of Russian Titles and First Lines
Index of English Titles and First Lines