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Inhaltsangabe: Anna Akhmatova is recognised as the greatest woman poet of Russian literature. Her work has a classical perfection, drawn from Pushkin, and a passionate voice, which rises directly out of the drama of her own life. Many men fell in love with her beauty, yet all three of her marriages were brutally unhappy. Her life has a particular resonance for women. She began writing at a time when 'to think of a woman as a poet was absurd,' as she remarked ironically. Her genius soared above any such category; yet the human price she had to pay for that triumph was as a wife and mother. Her first husband was executed by the Bolsheviks; her only son spent sixteen years in the Gulag during Stalin's terror; her third husband died there. Although banned from publishing poetry for a quarter of a century this did not stop her writing in secret, which as Feinstein says 'gave voice to the suffering of the Russian people'. Her stubborn loyalty to friends in danger - Shostakovich, Mandelstam, Pasternak and the playwright Bulgakov - showed a courage few possess, and she became an iconic figure for those whom the Soviet regime repressed.This heroic role was sustained through illness (she had TB for much of her adult life), poverty and a lifelong conflict between womanly affections and the demands of her art. Another great Russian poet of the twentieth century, Marina Tsvetayeva, called her 'Anna of all the Russias' as if she were a Tsarina.
About the Author: Elaine Feinstein is a prize-winning poet, novelist and biographer. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1980 and her work has been translated into many languages. She is the author of highly praised lives of Pushkin and Ted Hughes (the first biography).
Titel: Anna of all the Russias: A Life of Anna ...
Verlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 2005. Buchzustand: Fine/Near Fine. 1st. 8vo. 322pp. Bit of edgewear to DJ. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MAIN006498I
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, London:, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First printing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 67747
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, UK, 2005. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. AS NEW hardcover in AS NEW unclipped dust jacket, no marks in text, clean exterior. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 059581
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: New. Anna Akhmatova is one of the most acclaimed female writers in the Russian canon, an iconic figure whose poems gave voice to the suffering of her compatriots during the brutal years of Stalin's Terror. Her work was condemned and censored by the authorities and she is notable for choosing not to emigrate, remaining in Russia as witness to the atrocities around her. Her personal life was shot through with tragedy and her only son and third husband were held captive in the Gulags. Through illness, poverty and repression she maintained her resistance to the regime, with a dignity and composure that led her to be dubbed 'Anna of all the Russias'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1967
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers c391103
Buchbeschreibung 2005. Hardback. xiv, 322pp, 16 plates (containing 35 photographs) Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London 2005. Fine in fine DW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HALL501498
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001871851
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M0297643096