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Poem Without a Hero

And Selected Poems

Anna Akhmatova, one of the great poets of our century, has, like all Russian poets, proved difficult to translate. These distinctive versions of a broad selection of her work capture her plainness and directness while searching out an analog to her music in the careful and subtle music of American free verse. The result is not a replication of Akhmatova’s style but a complement to it that often startles and gratifies with a starkness and beauty all its own.

196 pages | 5 x 7 1/2


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Table of Contents

Introduction • from Evening • from Rosary • from White Flock • from Plantain • from Anno Domini MCMXXI • Requiem • from Reed • Miscellaneous Poems 1940-1942 • Poem Without a Hero • Miscellaneous Poems 1943-1946 • Miscellaneous Poems 1957-1964 • Notes to the Introduction • Notes on the Poems

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