Contemporary Russian Poetry

Contemporary Russian Poetry : A Bilingual Anthology

3.9 (21 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


The book is a credit to the press, a boon to everyone interested in Russian culture, and an important resource for teachers and students of Russian literature." -Library Journal... a solid and conscientious piece of work, informed by discerning taste and learning." -Times Literary SupplementSmith's collection of contemporary Russian poetry should be useful to anyone with a serious interest in work produced during recent years both by poets living in the U.S.S.R. and by prominent Third Wave emigres.... The introductory and biographical materials are excellent."-Publishers WeeklyThe work of twenty-three poets, living in Russia and abroad and writing during the period since 1975, is highlighted in this dual-language anthology. The book features an extraordinary cohort of talented poets, including Joseph Brodsky, Evgenii Rein, and Bella Akhmadulina. Notes, biographical sketches, a detailed bibliography, and an informative introduction make this an indispensable resource for teachers, students, and readers of modern Russian more

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025320769X
  • 9780253207692
  • 871,836

About Gerald Stanton Smith

Gerald S. Smith is Professor of Russian at the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College, Oxford. He is author of Songs to Seven Strings: Russian Guitar Poetry and Soviet "Mass Song," co-editor (with A. G. Cross) of Russian Literature in the Eighteenth Century, and translator of Alexander Galich, Songs and more

Back cover copy

This book consists of the work of twenty-three poets, living in Russia and abroad and writing during the period since 1975. It is the first dual-language anthology in many more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction: Recent Russian PoetryNote on the Texts, Translations, and AnnotationsBoris SlutskyBoris ChichibabinBulat OkudzhavaVladimir KornilovGerman PlisetskyEvgenii ReinDmitrii BobyshevNatalya GorbanevskayaAleksandr KushnerBella AkhmadulinaYunna MoritsLev LoseffOleg ChukhontsevJoseph BrodskyDmitrii PrigovAleksei TsvetkovElena ShvartsIvan ZhdanovOlga SedakovaBakhyt KenzheevAleksandr EremenkoAleksei ParshchikovNotes on the Poets and the PoemsSources of the TextsSuggestions for Further ReadingIndex of Russian Titles and First LinesIndex of English Titles and First Linesshow more

Rating details

21 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 29% (6)
4 38% (8)
3 29% (6)
2 5% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X