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Moscow in the Plague Year by Marina Tsvetaeva

Moscow in the Plague Year

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Moscow in the Plague Year by Marina Tsvetaeva
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Aug 12, 2014 | ISBN 9781935744962

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“A poet of genius.” –Vladimir Nabokov

“Unique, profound, passionate, inspiring … Asks questions we didn’t know existed until she offered them to us, and answers to some of poetry’s most enduring mysteries.” –C.K. Williams

“Although generally less well known here than Pasternak, Akhmatova and Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva is counted by some critics as the greatest of these four major poets of postrevolutionary Russia … Infused with high passion and a heroic tenacity of spirit.” Publishers Weekly

“colloquial, witty and most welcome […]. Whyte’s contribution to the ‘English’ Tsvetaeva, apart from the focus of the selection which gives the reader the opportunity really to get to know the poet as a young woman caught up by the tornado of war and revolution, is […] the way he reflects her edgy humor […] and her pithy self-characterisations […]. Tsvetaeva’s visual imagery is superbly conveyed […] as are her sustained, ephemeral metaphors. What a fine feeling for language to say ‘on’, not ‘in’ the sky, so that we see not just the rainbow name MARINA, but the industrious adolescent stretching up to spell it out. For the sake of this name, Whyte allows the Russian music to break through his own, more sober idiom.”

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