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By Robert Chandler, Boris Dralyuk

An enthralling selection of some of the best of Russian poetry, edited by way of acclaimed translator Robert Chandler including poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski.

In the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was once unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering within the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose in brief received the excessive floor within the moment half the 19th century, yet poetry back grew to become dominant within the 'Silver Age' (the early 20th century), while trust in cause and growth yielded as soon as extra to a extra magical view of the area. through the Soviet period, poetry grew to become a perilous, subversive job; however, poets similar to Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova persisted to defy the censors. This anthology strains Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the fashionable period, together with paintings via numerous nice poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov between them - in attractive smooth translations via Robert Chandler and others. the amount additionally incorporates a basic creation, chronology and person introductions to every poet.

Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian contain works through Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, whereas his anthologies of Russian brief tales from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are either released in Penguin Classics.

Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary undertaking. Her most up-to-date assortment is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel].

Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian on the college of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, together with, such a lot lately, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).

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