An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski.
Whether romantic, realistic, surreal, mocking or blackly comic, poetry has been at the heart of Russian life and culture for centuries. This new anthology presents the best of Russian verse, from the ‘Golden Age’ of Pushkin and his contemporaries, through the symbolist Alexander Blok and Soviet-era subversives such as Osip Mandelstan and Anna Akhmatova, and on to lesser-known and modern works. The poems are presented in stunning modern translations by Robert Chandler and many others, with individual introductions to each poet, opening up the world of Russian poetry to English readers for the first time.
Many of the poems are available in their original Russian here.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9780141198309
- Size: 129 x 198mm
- Pages: 592
- Published: 26 Feb 2015
- Publisher: Penguin Classics