Poems of Akhmatova

Poems of Akhmatova. By Anna Akhmatova, Translated by Stanley Kunitz with Max Hayward. 1973 Atlantic/Little Brown, first thus, 173 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. The selected poems in this edition span her career and are presented in English and Russian.

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"Everything is plundered, betrayed, sold,

Death's great black wing scrapes the air, 

Misery gnaws to the bone.

Why then do we not despair?"

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