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Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) - Anna Akhmatova, D. Thomas

Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) - Anna Akhmatova, D. Thomas

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Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) is among the most moving and revered voices in Russian literature. A poet of passion and conscience, she was persecuted after the Revolution and under Stalin, but chose to remain in Russia and bear witness. Her works capture a rich emotional world - poems such as A Ride and By the Seashore reflect a complex attitude to love or explore the duality of her own nature, while others, such as Courage and In 1940 , evoke the horrors of war. And in her two great poem cycles, Requiem and Poem without a Hero , she creates a heart-rending depiction of a mother waiting outside a prison for news of her son and a magical layering of the old, joyous St Petersburg upon a tormented Leningrad. The book has some knocks to the outer edge of the spine. there are no ripped or dog eared pages.

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