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Forms of hope : essays

Author: Tomas Venclova
Publisher: Riverdale-On-Hudson, N.Y. : Sheep Meadow Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays by the greatLithuanian poet Tomas Venclova.

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Venclova, Tomas, 1937-
Forms of hope.
Riverdale-On-Hudson, N.Y. : Sheep Meadow Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)606453640
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tomas Venclova
ISBN: 1878818708 9781878818706
OCLC Number: 41090668
Notes: Essays translated from Lithuanian.
Description: xix, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Politics --
Letter to the Communist Party --
A Dialogue about a City --
Jews and Lithuanians --
Russians and Lithuanians --
South African Diary --
On the Choice between Democracy and Nationalism --
Balkans and Baltics --
Poems Melted into Ice --
Literature --
An Exercise in Futility --
The Case of Andrei Kurbsky --
Czeslaw Milosz: Despair and Grace --
Poetry as Atonement --
Three Russian Poets --
"Lithuanian Divertissement" / Joseph Brodsky --
A Journey from Petersburg to Istanbul --
Prison as Communicative Phenomenon: The Literature of Gulag --
The Game of the Soviet Censor --
Odi et Amo --
A Poet in Stalin's Winter --
Art and Danger --
In the Lion's Mouth --
On the Art of Writing in the USSR --
War and Pieces --
Out of Chaos --
Making It --
The Nonexistent Arrow --
The Obscene House.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Tomas Venclova.

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Venclova's Forms of Hope is poignant and eloquent work, merging literary criticism with moral insight. One believes that Mandelstam and Babel might have rejoiced in it.' - Harold Bloom.

 
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