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Selected poems

Author: Osip Mandelʹshtam; Clarence Brown; W S Merwin
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2004]
Series: New York Review Books classics.
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"Osip Mandelstam is a central figure not only in modern Russian but in world poetry, the author of some of the most haunting and memorable poems of the twentieth century. A contemporary of Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetayeva, and Boris Pasternak, a touchstone for later masters such as Paul Celan and Robert Lowell, Mandelstam was a crucial instigator of the "revolution of the word" that took place in St. Petersburg,
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Osip Mandelʹshtam; Osip Mandelʹshtam
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Osip Mandelʹshtam; Clarence Brown; W S Merwin
ISBN: 1590170911 9781590170915
OCLC Number: 55738162
Notes: "August 2004"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 167 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: From Stone --
From Tristia --
From Poems (1928) --
Poems of the thirties --
Conversation about Dante.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Poems.
Selected poems of Osip Mandelstam
Responsibility: Osip Mandelstam ; translated by Clarence Brown and W.S. Merwin.
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"Osip Mandelstam is a central figure not only in modern Russian but in world poetry, the author of some of the most haunting and memorable poems of the twentieth century. A contemporary of Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetayeva, and Boris Pasternak, a touchstone for later masters such as Paul Celan and Robert Lowell, Mandelstam was a crucial instigator of the "revolution of the word" that took place in St. Petersburg, only to be crushed by the Bolshevik Revolution. Mandelstam's last poems, written in the interval between his exile to the provinces by Stalin and his death in the Gulag, are an extraordinary testament to the endurance of art in the presence of terror."

"This book represents a collaboration between the scholar Clarence Brown and W.S. Merwin, one of contemporary America's finest poets and translators. It also includes Mandelstam's "Conversations on Dante," an uncategorizable work of genius containing the poet's deepest reflections on the nature of the poetic process."--Jacket.

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