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By Donald Loewen

At a time in Russia's historical past whilst poets can be (and occasionally have been) killed for a poem, the autobiographies of 3 widespread poets, Osip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Boris Pasternak, grew to become a brave safeguard of poetry. the main harmful paintings indicates how those autobiographies hint an emotional trajectory that corresponds to the depth of the social and nation pressures that threatened Russian poets from the early Twenties to the overdue Fifties. in the course of a interval whilst literature grew to become intensely political, and artistic freedom turned intensely dicy, those autobiographies proclaim poetry's immortality and protect the poet's correct to person creativity opposed to an more and more threatening Soviet literary hierarchy. Donald Loewen presents unique shut readings of those biographies and juxtaposes those readings with historic context. the main harmful paintings is an illuminating contribution to the research of Russian literature. the quantity is of specific curiosity to researchers of twentieth century Russian literature and autobiography.

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By Donald Loewen

At a time in Russia's historical past whilst poets can be (and occasionally have been) killed for a poem, the autobiographies of 3 widespread poets, Osip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Boris Pasternak, grew to become a brave safeguard of poetry. the main harmful paintings indicates how those autobiographies hint an emotional trajectory that corresponds to the depth of the social and nation pressures that threatened Russian poets from the early Twenties to the overdue Fifties. in the course of a interval whilst literature grew to become intensely political, and artistic freedom turned intensely dicy, those autobiographies proclaim poetry's immortality and protect the poet's correct to person creativity opposed to an more and more threatening Soviet literary hierarchy. Donald Loewen presents unique shut readings of those biographies and juxtaposes those readings with historic context. the main harmful paintings is an illuminating contribution to the research of Russian literature. the quantity is of specific curiosity to researchers of twentieth century Russian literature and autobiography.

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