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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941.
Art in the light of conscience.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
|Named Person:||Marina T︠S︡vetaeva; Marina T︠S︡vetaeva; Marina T︠S︡vetaeva|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marina T︠S︡vetaeva; Angela Livingstone
|Notes:||Translated from the Russian.
|Description:||x, 214 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Downpour of Light --
The Poet on the Critic --
History of a Dedication (in part) --
The Poet and Time --
Epic and Lyric of Contemporary Russia --
Two Forest Kings --
Poets With History and Poets Without History (in part) --
Art in the Light of Conscience --
Twelve Poems --
List of Writers Mentioned by Tsvetaeva.
|Responsibility:||by Marina Tsvetaeva ; translated with introduction and notes by Angela Livingstone.|
select essays, most of which have never been available in translation before, display the dazzlingly original prose style and the powerful, dialogic voice of a poet who would like to make art's mystery accessible without diminishing it. The essays provide incomparable insight on poetry, the poetic process, and what it means to be a poet. The volume offers, among many fascinating topics, a celebration of the poetry of Pasternak and reflections on the lives and works of.
other Russian poets, such as Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, and Zhukovsky. Included in this richly diverse collection are the essays "The Poet on the Critic," which earned Tsvetaeva the enmity of many, "Art in the Light of Conscience," a spirited defense of poetry, and "The Poet and Time," seen by many scholars as providing the key to understanding Tsvetaeva's work. The immense power and originality of Tsvetaeva's language, captured by Angela Livingstone's superb translation of.
the essays along with twelve of Tsvetaeva's poems on related themes, is testimony to why the Tsvetaevan revival in the Soviet Union and interest in the West continue to gain momentum as the centenary of her birth approaches. The volume is made complete by the addition of an elegant introduction by the translator, a chronology of Tsvetaeva's life, and an index of contemporary poets and writers mentioned in the essays.