Contemporary Russian Poetry
A Bilingual AnthologyBook - 1993
The book is a credit to the press, a boon to everyone interested in Russian culture, and an important resource for teachers and students of Russian literature." --Library Journal
... a solid and conscientious piece of work, informed by discerning taste and learning." --Times Literary Supplement
Smith's collection of contemporary Russian poetry should be useful to anyone with a serious interest in work produced during recent years both by poets living in the U.S.S.R. and by prominent Third Wave emigrés.... The introductory and biographical materials are excellent."--Publishers Weekly
The work of twenty-three poets, living in Russia and abroad and writing during the period since 1975, is highlighted in this dual-language anthology. The book features an extraordinary cohort of talented poets, including Joseph Brodsky, Evgenii Rein, and Bella Akhmadulina. Notes, biographical sketches, a detailed bibliography, and an informative introduction make this an indispensable resource for teachers, students, and readers of modern Russian literature.