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Russian Silver Age Poetry: Texts And Contexts

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Cultural Syllabus


Russian Silver Age writers were full participants in European literary debates and movements. Today some of these poets, such as Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Pasternak, and Tsvetaeva, are known around the world. This volume introduces Silver Age poetry with its cultural ferment, the manifestos and the philosophical, religious, and aesthetic debates, the occult references and sexual experimentation, and the emergence of women, Jews, gay and lesbian poets, and peasants as part of a brilliant and varied poetic environment. After a thorough introduction, the volume offers brief biographies of the poets and selections of their work in translation―many of them translated especially for this volume―as well as critical and fictional texts (some by the poets themselves) that help establish the context and outline the lively discourse of the era and its indelible moral and artistic aftermath.

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Academic Studies Press


This work was edited and features an introduction by Sibelan E. S. Forrester and Martha Kelly.

The introduction of Russian Silver Age Poetry: Texts and Contexts has been made freely available courtesy of Academic Studies Press.

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