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The Voronezh Notebooks

by Osip Mandelstam

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Translated by Andrew Davis

Osip Mandelstam is one of the greatest of twentieth-century poets and The Voronezh Notebooks, a sequence of poems composed between 1935 and 1937 when he was living in internal exile in the Soviet city of Voronezh, is his last and most exploratory work. Meditating on death and survival, on power and poetry, on marriage, madness, friendship, and memory, challenging Stalin between lines that are full of the sights and sounds of the steppes, blue sky and black earth, the roads, winter breath, spring with its birds and flowers and bees, the notebooks are a continual improvisation and an unapologetic affirmation of poetry as life.

Paperback: 112 Pages
Product Dimensions: 115 x 175 mm
ISBN: 9781590179109

Published by New York Review of Books