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1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution by

1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution

1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution by
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Dec 13, 2016 | 236 Pages
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“A captivating collection of poetry and prose from the revolutionary year.” — China Miéville in October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

1917
“showcases the brutality and uncertainty that reigned as an old regime was dismantled and a new order established. So strong are the voices collected here that their words have the power to shock and stir a century on… Many of the writers here would go on to face persecution, ostracism or worse. This riveting collection catches them on the cusp of change, on the brink of darkness, when they were free to so brilliantly catalog the turbulence around them.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Dralyuk has assembled a high-pressure book of crisis writings by authors caught strutting as actors on the world stage.” — Times Literary Supplement

“One of the real gems among the centenary books…Boris Dralyuk assembles a potent blend of novelty, utopianism and eschatology.” — Spectator

“[A] broad and erudite collection.” — Financial Times

“The book at hand, 1917, allows us to examine the poetry and fiction of that tumultuous year when the Bolshevik Revolution took place… The stories run a gamut from humorous to playful to satirical to stark and painful. Russian literature is one of the great bounties of the world.” — American Book Review

“This is great writing.” Jewish Renaissance

“A brilliant new anthology.” — Phoebe Taplin, Russia Beyond the Headlines

“Expertly collected by Boris Dralyuk…“1917” was an entirely absorbing, moving and exceptional read.” — Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

Table Of Contents

1917: LITERATURE FROM THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION 
DRAFT TABLE OF CONTENTS 
THE REVOLUTION: A POEM-CHRONICLE 
STOLEN WINE 
Marina Tsvetaeva, ‘You stepped from a stately cathedral ’, ‘Night. – Northeaster. – Roar of soldiers. – Roar of waves.’ 
Zinaida Gippius, ‘Now’, ‘What have we done to it?’, ‘14 December 1917’ 
Osip Mandelstam, ‘In public and behind closed doors’ 
A DISTANT VOICE 
Osip Mandelstam, ‘Let’s praise, O brothers, liberty’s dim light’ 
Anna Akhmatova, ‘When the nation, suicidal’ 
Boris Pasternak, ‘Spring Rain’ 
WAKE ME TOMORROW 
Mikhail Kuzmin, ‘Russian Revolution’ 
Sergey Esenin, ‘Wake me tomorrow at break of day’ 
IRON FLOWERS 
Mikhail Gerasimov, ‘I forged my iron flowers’ 
Vladimir Kirillov, ‘We’ 
Aleksey Kraysky, ‘Decrees’ 
PURIFYING FIRE 
Andrey Bely, ‘Russia’ 
Alexander Blok, ‘The Twelve’ 
Titsian Tabidze, ‘Petersburg’ 
Pavlo Tychyna, ‘Golden Humming’ 
OUR MARCH 
Vladimir Mayakovsky, ‘Revolution: A Poem-Chronicle’, ‘To Russia’, ‘Our March’ 
PROSE 
THE BREAK 
Alexander Kuprin, ‘Sashka and Yashka’ 
Valentin Kataev, ‘The Drum’ 
OPEN ARMS 
Aleksandr Serafimovich, ‘How He Died’ 
Dovid Bergelson, ‘Pictures of the Revolution’ 
THE GUILLOTINE 
Teffi, ‘A Few Words About Lenin’, ‘The Guillotine’ 
APOCALYPSE 
Vasily Rozanov, from ‘Apocalypse of Our Time’ 
Aleksey Remizov, ‘The Lay of the Ruin of Rus’’ 
OF DRAGONS AND MEN 
Yefim Zozulya, ‘The Dictator: A Story of Ak and Humanity’ 
Yevgeny Zamyatin, ‘The Dragon’ 
THE TERROR 
Aleksandr Grin, ‘Uprising’ 
Mikhail Prishvin, ‘Blue Banner’ 
FUTURE PROSPECTS 
Mikhail Zoshchenko, ‘A Wonderful Audacity’ 
Mikhail Bulgakov, ‘Future Prospects’

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