The Poems of Osip Mandelstam

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Ilya Bernstein, Jan 20, 2014 - Poetry - 98 pages

Selected poems by Osip Mandelstam in English translation. Translated and with a postface by Ilya Bernstein. Most of the poems are from the 1930s, mostly from the "Voronezh Notebooks" (1935-1937).

 

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Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (1891-1938) was born in Warsaw and grew up in a Jewish family in St. Petersburg. After a nomadic life as a translator and writer of children's books, marriage to Nadezhda Khazina, and exile, he was arrested, sentenced to hard labor, and died in eastern Siberia, leaving behind some of the most glorious poems and essays ever written. Peter France has published widely on French, Russian, and comparative literature. New Directions publishes his translations of Gennady Aygi.

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