My Half-Century: Selected Prose

Anna Akhmatova is known as one of twentieth century Russia s greatest poets, a member of the quartet that included Mandelstam, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva This is the first paperback collection of her prose available in English The subjects of her memoirs are extraordinary she describes Modigliani as she knew him in Paris, Blok near the end of his days, and Mandelstam as aAnna Akhmatova is known as one of twentieth century Russia s greatest poets, a member of the quartet that included Mandelstam, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva This is the first paperback collection of her prose available in English The subjects of her memoirs are extraordinary she describes Modigliani as she knew him in Paris, Blok near the end of his days, and Mandelstam as a close friend The autobiographical prose section reveals the elusive poet s personality clearly than any biography could, including her thoughts about how difficult it was to be a poet at a time when women writers were rarely taken seriously.
My Half Century Selected Prose Anna Akhmatova is known as one of twentieth century Russia s greatest poets a member of the quartet that included Mandelstam Pasternak and Tsvetaeva This is the first paperback collection of her pr

  • Title: My Half-Century: Selected Prose
  • Author: Anna Akhmatova Ronald Meyer
  • ISBN: 9780810114852
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “My Half-Century: Selected Prose”

    1. Amazing selected prose of the Russian poet who refused to escape communism, choosing to stay in Russia, was declared a non-person-sent to Tashkent, lived by her wits, almost starved and yet wrote incredible poetry. Baby-sat as not 'allowed' to work, she held the baby on her breast and wrote.

    2. List of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsA Note on the TextA Biographical Sketch, by Ronald MeyerPages from a Diary--Pages from a Diary--Briefly about Myself--Reviewing the Past--On the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of My Literary Career--Random Notes--On the History of Acmeism--Nikolai Gumilyov and Acmeism--1910--Clearing Up a Misunderstanding--'Rosary'--'White Flock'--'Anno Domini'--On 'Petersburg Winters'--Pseudo-Memoirs--Excerpts from the Last Diary EntriesMy Half Century--Reminisce [...]

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