Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova by Elaine Feinstein

By Elaine Feinstein

During this definitive biography of the mythical Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein attracts on a wealth of newly on hand material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving pals and family–to produce a revelatory portrait of either the artist and the woman.Anna Akhmatova rose to reputation within the years earlier than global warfare I, yet she might pay a heavy fee for the political and private passions that proficient her great poetry. In Anna of all of the Russias we see Akhmatova's paintings banned from 1925 till 1940 and back after global warfare II. We see her steadfast competition to Stalin, even whereas her son used to be held within the Gulag. We see her abiding loyalty to such neighbors as Mandelstam, Shostakovich, and Pasternak as they confronted Stalinist oppression. And we see how, via every little thing, Akhmatova endured to put in writing, her poetry giving voice to the Russian humans through whom she used to be, and nonetheless is, deeply enjoyed.

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