Anna Akhmatova Poems

Anna Akhmatova Poems. 1988 Raduga, unstated printing, 269 pages. According to the Poetry Foundation: "In her lifetime Akhmatova experienced both prerevolutionary and Soviet Russia, yet her verse extended and preserved classical Russian culture during periods of avant-garde radicalism and formal experimentation, as well as the suffocating ideological strictures of socialist realism." She was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize. This collection spans her career.

Condition: VG, inscription on first page

" Behind my shawl my hands I clutched,

Why do I look so pale tonight?

Because I made him drink to much

Of hopeless grief, a bitter wine."

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