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By Marina Tsvetaeva,Jamey Gambrell

A relocating choice of autobiographical essays from a Russian poet and refugee of the Bolshevik Revolution.

Marina Tsvetaeva ranks with Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, and Boris Pasternak as certainly one of Russia’s maximum twentieth-century poets. Her suicide on the age of forty-eight was once the tragic end result of a existence beset by way of loss and trouble. This quantity provides in English a suite of essays released within the Russian émigré press after Tsvetaeva left Moscow in 1922. in response to diaries she saved from 1917 to 1920, the paintings describes the extensive social, monetary, and cultural chaos provoked by means of the Bolshevik Revolution. occasions and people are noticeable in the course of the lens of her own experience—that of a destitute younger girl of upper-class heritage with young children (one of whom died of starvation), a lacking husband, and no technique of help except her poetry. those autobiographical writings are an eyewitness account of a dramatic interval in Russian historical past, advised by means of a proficient and outspoken poet.

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