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The Akhmatova Journals Vol 1; 1938-1941 (Paperback)
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The Akhmatova Journals Vol 1; 1938-1941 (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 31/03/2002
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Even in her own day Anna Akhmatova was ranked as one of the great Russian poets of the century. Yet she suffered scathing attacks from the Soviet establishment, was famously denounced as ""half-nun, half-whore"", and was finally expelled from the Writers' Union. Lydia Chukovskaya, an admirer who became the poet's close friend, kept intimate diaries that reveal the day-to-day life of a passionate artist forced to endure sorrow and oppression, yet still able to create poetry and friendship. This volume contains the journals kept between the years 1938 and 1941.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810119406
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"I was overwhelmed by Lydia Chukovskaya's sustained conversation with her friend. . . . The unforgettable is on every page." --Bruce Chatwin, "London Observer"

"�T�he journals record . . . an intellectual friendship between two women whose knowledge of Russian and world literature was breathtakingly large. . . . At times, the Akhmatova-Chukovskaya conversations are like fragments from a Dostoyevsky novel."
--"Wall Street Journal"

"[T]he journals record . . . an intellectual friendship between two women whose knowledge of Russian and world literature was breathtakingly large. . . . At times, the Akhmatova-Chukovskaya conversations are like fragments from a Dostoyevsky novel."
--"Wall Street Journal"

"A deeply moving book. . . . Apart from what it tells us about a great poet, it is a detailed and vivid description of the intellectually and imaginatively rich lives of a heroic handful of human beings." --Isaiah Berlin, "Times Literary Supplement"

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